Perl threads and libwww wierdness

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at
Sun Dec 18 07:43:26 GMT 2011

On 18 Dec 2011, at 02:57, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Toby Wintermute <tjc at> wrote:
>> Which is the reason I was using threads - it's easy to do IPC between
>> them by sharing access to some data structures.
>> Whereas with forking you need to set up pipes, posix shared memory,
>> sockets, or some other means.
>> In the end, I bit the bullet yesterday and did rewrite the code to use
>> fork(), and then used Net::STOMP::Client with RabbitMQ to perform the
>> IPC.
> If all you need is to return results of a discrete bit of work to the
> parent, Parallel::ForkManager makes it trivial.

And the best way to return those results...?

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