[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#1030649: ITP: libchild-perl -- Object oriented simple interface to fork()

Package: wnpp
Owner: Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, debian-perl@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : libchild-perl
  Version         : 0.013
  Upstream Author : Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>
* URL             : https://metacpan.org/release/Child
* License         : Artistic or GPL-1+
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : Object oriented simple interface to fork()

Fork is too low level, and difficult to manage. Often people forget to exit
at the end, reap their children, and check exit status. The problem is the
low level functions provided to do these things. Throw in pipes for IPC and
you just have a pile of things nobody wants to think about.

Child is an Object Oriented interface to fork. It provides a clean way to
start a child process, and manage it afterwords. It provides methods for
running, waiting, killing, checking, and even communicating with a child

NOTE: kill() is unpredictable on windows, strawberry perl sends the kill
signal to the parent as well as the child.

The package will be maintained under the umbrella of the Debian Perl Group.

Generated with the help of dpt-gen-itp(1) from pkg-perl-tools.

Reply to: