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Elian++, I agree actually, I don't want to see fork and alarm go away. I want to see them working on Win32 (and VMS, and MacOS for that matter), even if they only work because they are emulated by the virtual machine on those platforms.

Having said that, if there could be a way of achieving the functionality without using specific OS calls, that would be 'better', wouldn't it? (in the sense that it would be more portable, therefore a wider base of happy Perl users)

And if it really can't be done, I want to see the documentation for tasks that use these functions give Win32 equivalents or just admit that it can't be done in Win32. I find it very frustrating following code from a textbook or standard document only to find that it doesn't work (or works buggily). (Yes, you could say that someone could submit patches for documentation: maybe, though this would require some life-priority task realignment...)

Cheerio!
Osfameron
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In reply to Re: Re: (Ask Perl 6: Win32) Re: Re: Re: Builtin Watchdog for a sub (or block) by osfameron
in thread Builtin Watchdog for a sub (or block) by PetaMem

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