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Re: [perl #114444] [PATCH] [perlipc.pod] Replace some wrong use of"multithreaded" in perlipc.pod

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Dave Mitchell
May 31, 2013 14:45
Re: [perl #114444] [PATCH] [perlipc.pod] Replace some wrong use of"multithreaded" in perlipc.pod
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On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 03:18:03AM -0700, wrote:
> The attached patch replaces some occurences of "multithreading" in perlipc.pod
> where they actually refer to multi-processing with "multitasking". I didn't
> know how to fix this paragraph so I kept it as is:

Thanks, applied as


> Be aware that these operations are full Unix forks, which means they may
> not be correctly implemented on all alien systems.  Additionally, these are
> not true multithreading.  To learn more about threading, see the F<modules>
> file mentioned below in the SEE ALSO section.

I'm not sure what point is being made either. I'd suggest just deleting
the 'Additionally' section. If someone wants to add forks or threading,
the SEE ALSO section (which just refers to the CPAN list of modules)
isn't going to help much.

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