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Re^3: Perl wait vs Unix ksh wait (Unix)

by tye (Sage)
on Oct 31, 2007 at 18:51 UTC ( #648328=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Perl wait vs Unix ksh wait (spawn)
in thread Perl wait vs Unix ksh wait

Sorry, it is long-standing tradition that, whenever anyone asks a question where the answer in Win32 is harder than the answer in Unix, for several Unix lovers to make jokes about "get a Real™ operating system". I assumed, based on the Golden Rule, that they must want this same treatment when the situation is reversed. However, it appears to often result in several Unix lovers getting their panties in a wad when it is pointed out that their favorite operating system is not perfect, in fact, in some ways inferior to some other operating system (especially if that operating system is from a particular vendor, it seems).

Oh well, not everybody has a sense of humor about all subjects.

In my experience, the use of fork or some module will be quite a bit more complex than what I wrote and is likely to be buggy (and is very unlikely to do the nice stuff system(1,...) does with the pipe to the child so the parent can distinguish 'exec' failing from the launched program failing).

Update: Note that I don't replicate the childish part of the tradition of mispelling the name of the operating system to make fun of it. (:

- tye        

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