|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re^2: Handle Signal and Wrap Upby dsb (Chaplain)
|on Aug 19, 2005 at 14:27 UTC||Need Help??|
Sorry for being vague. What I mean is that if the program is in the middle of processing the 3rd element in the stack and it receives an interrupt signal, I'd like it to finish the 3rd element and ONLY the third element before it exits. I don't want it to continue processing past that point.
The processing is such that the element is shift()ed off the stack (duh), then sent to a function that will print to a log file, and send the element to a package for processing via DBI and DBD::ODBC (Access DB...meh!).
Originally I was using threads, because I thought I might be able to process multiple stack elements simultaneously, but then the DBI docs said that wasn't a good idea.
If the DBI and drivers are loaded and handles created before the thread is created then it will get a cloned copy of the DBI, the drivers and the handles.
I'm about to stop using threads, though I haven't yet because I wasn't sure if I couldn't use them somehow to monitor results from the processing. But then, since I'm only able to go one at a time anyway, I might as well just kill the threads stuff now.
I won't pretend that I wasn't a bit curious to play with threads. However, if this is is a bad practice then lesson learned and I'll go another route.
This @ISA my( $cool ) %SIG