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Re: Approaches to concurrency

by rhesa (Vicar)
on Feb 09, 2009 at 15:39 UTC ( #742464=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Approaches to concurrency

I think the forks module deserves a mention here. It's a "drop-in replacement for Perl threads using fork()".

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Re^2: Approaches to concurrency
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Feb 09, 2009 at 15:50 UTC

    ...and is slower, more cpu intensive, more memory hungry and threads.

    Shared variables are "achieved" by serialising them with Storable and transmitting them to all the other threads</strike</> processes via sockets.

    That's like putting a single lane chicane on a multi-lane highway. Necessary occasionally, but totally defeating the purpose of having multiple lanes.

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      But it'd work on non-threaded perls, and that's the use case for it. It certainly wouldn't make sense to replace actual threads with forks, especially on windows :)

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