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[perl #127794] Strange behavior when forking in BEGIN

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Hugo van der Sanden via RT
December 17, 2017 10:10
[perl #127794] Strange behavior when forking in BEGIN
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On Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:40:06 -0800, wrote:
> This kind of strangeness is only what should be expected from forking
> in a BEGIN block.  This ticket should be closed.

What who should expect - someone intimately familiar with perl internals, or someone who uses perl and (on a good day) may have read `perldoc -f fork`?

The preceding discussion suggests to me that an attempt to fork() at BEGIN time should yield at least a warning (and maybe a fatal error) to reflect the fact perl will not be able to honour a reasonable non-expert's expectations of what that means.


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