Package Info

perl-forks


Drop-in replacement for Perl threads using fork()


Development/Libraries/Perl

The "forks" pragma allows a developer to use threads without having to have a threaded perl, or to even run 5.8.0 or higher.

Refer to the the threads manpage module for ithreads API documentation. Also, use

perl -Mforks -e 'print $threads::VERSION'

to see what version of the threads manpage you should refer to regarding supported API features.

There were a number of goals that I am trying to reach with this implementation.

Using this module *only* makes sense if you run on a system that has an
implementation of the 'fork' function by the Operating System. Windows
is currently the only known system on which Perl runs which does *not*
have an implementation of 'fork'. Therefore, it *doesn't* make any
sense to use this module on a Windows system. And therefore, a check is
made during installation barring you from installing on a Windows
system.

License: Artistic-1.0 OR GPL-1.0-or-later
URL: http://search.cpan.org/dist/forks/

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Releases

Package Version Update ID Released Package Hub Version Platforms Subpackages
0.36-bp151.1.1 info GA Release 2019-06-18 15 SP1
  • AArch64
  • ppc64le
  • s390x
  • x86-64
  • perl-forks
0.36-bp152.3.15 info GA Release 2020-04-16 15 SP2
  • AArch64
  • ppc64le
  • s390x
  • x86-64
  • perl-forks
0.36-bp153.1.14 info GA Release 2021-03-06 15 SP3
  • AArch64
  • ppc64le
  • s390x
  • x86-64
  • perl-forks