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Re: How do I get a unique Perl Interpreter ID?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Dec 01, 2011 at 03:38 UTC ( #940998=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How do I get a unique Perl Interpreter ID?

prefer to stay in pure Perl if I possibly can.

AFAIK, outside of going into XS to create your own interpreter; thread == interpreter.

So, if you're staying in pure Perl -- and therefore not creating any Interpreters yourself explicitly; or implicitly other than via threads (& Windows fork emulation) -- then the combination of pid & tid should be unique.

Other than the possibility where the 32-bit tid wraps around, but if you're creating that many threads in a single process, then you could probably use the week number or maybe even month instead of the pid :)

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Re^2: How do I get a unique Perl Interpreter ID?
by zwon (Monsignor) on Dec 01, 2011 at 07:11 UTC
    As OP mentioned mod_perl under worker MPM I doubt that tid will work. Mod_perl creates its interpreters using perl_clone, without help of threads. Can't test at the moment though.

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