I've got an elaborate version of this tied up in the vault for my
. I prefork a bunch of children, then essentially do a remote
procedure call on them, passing arbitary (well, Storable
) data to and
from the kids. Kids can also request additional tasks be queued.
I say "in the vault" because it was published last month in the magazine,
but I can't put it on my website for another two months. So, keep checking back!
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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