[Python-Dev] ActiveState & fork & Perl

David Ascher da at ski.org
Mon Jun 7 18:51:45 CEST 1999

On Mon, 7 Jun 1999, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> When I saw this, my own response was simply "those poor Perl suckers
> are relying too much of fork()."  Am I wrong, and is this also a habit
> of Python programmers?

Well, I find the fork() model to be a very simple one to use, much easier
to manage than threads or full-fledged IPC.  So, while I don't rely on it
in any crucial way, it's quite convenient at times.


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