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Re: Bug#167253: ITP: libfork-perl -- A fork(2) wraper for Perl

On 31-Oct-02, 11:33 (CST), "Sebastien J. Gross" <sjg@debian.org> wrote: 
> * Package name    : libfork-perl
>   Version         : 1.0.0
>   Upstream Author : Sebastien J. Gross <wam@chezwam.org> 
> * URL             : none 
> * License         : GPL
>   Description     : A fork(2) wraper for Perl
> Fork makes fork development easier.

Great! Just what I've been waiting for. I am forever saved the tedious,
yet difficult task of writing

	pid = fork;

in my perl code. It's now easily replaced with the simple and much easier
to understand

	use forkwrapper;
	pid = forkwrapper.fork;

Uh, wait, no, now that I think about, it, the new way is not that much
clearer and easier. Hmmm. Perhaps I'm not understanding the benefits of
libfork-perl. Maybe if there was a place in the package description to
summarize what features libfork-perl provides, and how it makes fork
development[1] easier.

Hint, Hint.

Also, 'wraper' is more commonly spelled 'wrapper'.


[1] Actually, I've always thought the fork to be a pretty well developed
utensil. The spoon, now, *that* needs some work. And don't even get me
started on the spatula.

Steve Greenland

    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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