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Re^5: Can Perl write multiple files at the same time?

by no_slogan (Deacon)
on Oct 21, 2014 at 15:37 UTC ( #1104577=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Can Perl write multiple files at the same time?
in thread Can Perl write multiple files at the same time?

The perl porters aren't "a bunch of irc burnouts" as you claim, they're smart guys with a long-range plan for what they're trying to do with the language. That plan apparently doesn't have ithreads in it, but we hope they come up with a better version of threading.

Now the fork thing is the first actual argument you've provided, but

On some platforms such as Windows, where the fork() system call is not available, Perl can be built to emulate fork() in the Perl interpreter.

Maybe building with fork emulation isn't as common as I thought, though? I don't know.

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Re^6: Can Perl write multiple files at the same time?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 21, 2014 at 20:57 UTC

    The perl porters aren't "a bunch of irc burnouts" as you claim

    Its not my claim, that is a paraphrase of the rationale/justification for adding the "discouragment" warning against using threads

    You're not being reasonable

      In either case, it's not a rational argument. I believe my line is, "you're a poopy face."

        In either case, it's not a rational argument. I believe my line is, "you're a poopy face."

        Its nice you finally see that your argument is not rational :P its discouraged (except its not really) so use fork, its not portable -- I'm glad we agree finally this isn't a rational argument

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