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Re: Parrot Glossary - COW

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Aldo Calpini
July 5, 2002 06:10
Re: Parrot Glossary - COW
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Aldo Calpini wrote:
> I'll give my try, but I'm no expert at all. feel free to correct me if I'm
> wrong.

I'll do it myself before the big guys step in.

> COW stands for Copy On Write. it means that when you have to copy a

I am misleading here: COW can be applied to anything, not just strings.
we are talking about COW strings here in Parrot, but the concept is valid
for any data.
just to make an example, Unix fork()ed processes are COWed.


$_=q,just perl,,s, , another ,,s,$, hacker,,print;

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