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Re: swish.cgi

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Tue Dec 04 2001 - 01:49:10 GMT
At 04:51 PM 12/03/01 -0800, David L Norris wrote:
>fork/exec doesn't work on Windows?  I thought that was fixed (maybe only

Activestate's perl will emulate fork on windows.  I don't know if NT has a
real fork or not (I thought NT was POSIX and should thus support fork, but
maybe that's not true).  But, I use a piped-fork (open $pipe, '-|') which I
think can be emulated by explicit pipe and fork calls in perl.  I just
haven't looked enough at it.

I also use an ALRM signal.  Can that be done in Windows?

Bill Moseley
Received on Tue Dec 4 01:49:39 2001