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Since you need to load a new executable, why not just start it in a new process rather than duplicating the current one first?

Well, I was thinking about Unix systems where calling fork & exec is the standard (and sometimes only) way to start a new process. On Windows, you are right, it will be quite inefficient.

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Re^7: forks for running multiple codes at same time
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Feb 09, 2009 at 11:21 UTC
    I was thinking about Unix systems where calling fork & exec is the standard (and sometimes only) way to start a new process.

    Sorry. I should have added a smiley. I was taking a gentle dig (back) at *nix :)


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