multiprocessing module backport from 3 to 2.7 - spawn feature

Skip Montanaro skip.montanaro at
Wed Jan 28 19:06:51 CET 2015

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 7:07 AM, Andres Riancho <andres.riancho at>

> The feature I'm specially interested in is the ability to spawn
> processes [1] instead of forking, which is not present in the 2.7
> version of the module.

Can you explain what you see as the difference between "spawn" and "fork"
in this context? Are you using Windows perhaps? I don't know anything
obviously different between the two terms on Unix systems.

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