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README for forks

Version:
 0.31

The forks.pm module is a drop-in replacement for threads.pm.  It has the
same syntax as the threads.pm module (it even takes over its namespace) but
has some significant differences:

- you do _not_ need a special (threaded) version of Perl
- it is _much_ more economic with memory usage on OS's that support COW
- it is more efficient in the startup of threads
- it
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/forks-0.31/CHANGELOG

0.31	March 14 2009
	***** Threads API consistency changes *****
	
	Module CLONE and CLONE_SKIP functions now are passed package name as first argument.

	When CLONE_SKIP true in package, all objects in child threads are now cleared.  This
	occurs after fork (unavoidable affect of system fork COW), which hopefully should
	be portable with all non-perl modules.  Note that arrays and hashes will be e
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/forks-0.31/TODO

***** Future Features / Interface Changes *****

optimizations:
- support alternate, faster locking mechanisms (filesystem and/or SysV shmem)
- allow for shared memory as transport medium
    - current alternative is to use BerkeleyDB, e.g. forks::BerkeleyDB
- implement more methods using custom filters (to reduce Storable usage)

Make thread objects shared in nature, such that their properties ma
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