in reply to Things you need to know before programming Perl ithreads

Well, a COWed approach to shared variables is being considered for Ponie, but that's still at least a year or so in the future. And that doesn't seem to fix the non-shared data copying problem when a thread is started.

I think you meant a COWed approach to non-shared variables, and in fact that should fix the data copying problem.

-- Jamie Lokier