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win32 forking and threads

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 17, 2002 at 04:54 UTC ( #182330=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

hi. i have an ftp program that will automatically upload and download from a site every hour. i have a win32::gui frontend for it so when it starts uploading or downloading the gui effectively freezes until its finished.

in the upload and download subroutine i tried putting in

if ($pid = fork) { #upload and download } else { print "error forking: $!\n"; }

but when i try to run it i get an error saying bizarre svtype 30.

so then i tried using threads but i'm told that this perl was built for use with ithreads. and i read perldoc Thread which says the same thing, so then how do i use ithreads?

i'm running activestate perl 5.6.1.631 and 5.6.1 compiled with the USE_MULTI, USE_ITHREADS and USE_IMP_SYS flags on windows 98se. it does the same thing on both builds.

thanx in advance

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Re: win32 forking and threads
by NaSe77 (Monk) on Jul 17, 2002 at 07:38 UTC
    on win(2000) I tent not to use "fork" but "Win32::Process::Create"

    in my experience that works great ... perhaps it will also work for you

    ----
    NaSe
    :x

Re: win32 forking and threads
by IlyaM (Parson) on Jul 17, 2002 at 07:28 UTC
Re: win32 forking and threads
by dada (Chaplain) on Jul 18, 2002 at 13:52 UTC
    which version of Win32::GUI are you using? version 0.0.665 should play fair with forks.

    cheers,
    Aldo

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