If it is a separate thread, is there any way to have STDOUT for thread A be different from thread B?
From the activestate documentation, the STDOUT filehandle should have been duped for the child thread but I don't believe that's what I'm seeing. I can make a change in the parent to STDOUT that affects the child's STDOUT. Can anyone explain what I'm missing?
active state documentation http://www.xav.com/perl/lib/Pod/perlfork.html
Any filehandles open at the time of the fork() will be dup()-ed. Thus, the files can be closed independently in the parent and child, but beware that the dup()-ed handles will still share the same seek pointer. Changing the seek position in the parent will change it in the child and vice-versa. One can avoid this by opening files that need distinct seek pointers separately in the child."