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Re^3: How do I start a long process with a short visit to a URL?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Oct 08, 2009 at 00:27 UTC ( #799843=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: How do I start a long process with a short visit to a URL?
in thread How do I start a long process with a short visit to a URL?

The text of that column talks about what has to happen to have a child process be forked from a CGI process and live on. So no, it's quite relevant... you just can't cut-n-paste the code.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

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[Eily]: It can also be used to force a copy, and remove magic from a variable
[Eily]: there was a post some time ago about variable coming from regex taking more space than the same string defined directly IIRC
[Eily]: and if there's XS, make sure the scalar holds a string representation, that sounds like bad practice though (forcing that on the call side)
[choroba]: You should never pass $1 without double quotes to a sub
[choroba]: or "I should never", at least
[choroba]: that's not the sub's business
[Eily]: choroba but does $name = $1 solve the issue ?

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