craig.a.berry at gmail
May 6, 2012, 7:18 AM
Post #2 of 2
On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM, Michael G Schwern <schwern [at] pobox> wrote:
> In answering a StackOverflow question, I did a quick grep for what Perl
> actually does with vfork after going through the trouble detecting it. The
> answer appears to be: nothing.
> Looks like it was eliminated 11 years ago by Sarathy.
> Any strong objections to eliminating the associated vfork debris? Looks like
> config stuff, hint files, and some special VMS code can all just be deleted.
I don't object but I wasn't sure on a quick glance how much of what's
left has to do with calling vfork() from Perl (which I think you're
right has been gone a long time) and how much with making vfork()
slightly safer when called from XS.