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Re: Making IO::Socket pass test on Win32

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Nick Ing-Simmons
April 3, 2006 10:58
Re: Making IO::Socket pass test on Win32
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Andy Dougherty <> writes:
>On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, demerphq wrote:
>> On 3/31/06, Andrew Dougherty <> wrote:
>> > Config{d_fork} is the correct test to use to see if you have fork().  If
>> > a platform configuration system doesn't set d_fork correctly, I'd say the
>> > bug is in the configuration system.
>> Hmm, but Windows doesnt have a fork, it fakes it, and it doesnt appear
>> to have this var set.
>When Windows fakes fork(), then I think it *should* have this variable 

I disagree. Windows doesn't fake fork() in a POSIX sense at all.
Instead it makes perl's C<fork> operation do almost the right thing.
But it doesn't create a new process or new memory space or ...

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