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Re: Cleanup vfork debris?

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Craig A. Berry
May 6, 2012 07:18
Re: Cleanup vfork debris?
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On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM, Michael G Schwern <> 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.

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