sodul has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi Monks,

I have a Perl script that need to be threaded (handles http requests) and also need to read and write in a forked subprocess. The subprocess has a very slow start time and I call it using the open2 function.

My problem is that I cannot find a way to share the filehandles between my threads.

I can do:

use FileHandle;
use threads::shared;
use vars qw ($in, $out);

share $in; share $out;

# but if I try to put a handle in the variables "share" will complain
# that the type is invalid
$in =new FileHandle;   # error

So is it possible to open/create a filehandle in a thread and share/reuseit in a different thread ? Reopening with a new file handle is not an option because of the slow loading of the subprocess.

Been stuck for days on trying to figure out a way to make it work.

I'm looking forward to your replies,