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[PATCH] Attempt at improving the perlipc docs

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Maik Hentsche
April 19, 2010 10:02
[PATCH] Attempt at improving the perlipc docs
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I was recently confused by the way signal handlers using wait() behave
in collaboration with qx() or system().

When you have a signal handler for SIGCHLD that calls wait() and use
qx() or system() in your parent, the signal handler will be called.
Yet, because qx/system already wait()ed for their child the wait in the
signal handler would block. I doubt everyone will understand this in
the first place. Thus, I wrote an improvement for the documentation to
tell people about this issue. Please find the patch attached. It
applies to the current git HEAD.

so long

Maik Hentsche <>

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