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Bug#514058: ITP: libforks-perl -- emulate threads with fork

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Jeffrey Ratcliffe <jeffrey.ratcliffe@gmail.com>

* Package name    : libforks-perl
* URL             : http://search.cpan.org/dist/forks/
* License         : Perl
 Programming Lang: Perl
 Description     : Perl extension for emulating threads with fork

 The forks.pm module is a drop-in replacement for threads.pm.  It has the
 same syntax as the threads.pm module (it even takes over its namespace) but
 has some significant differences:

  - you do _not_ need a special (threaded) version of Perl
  - it is _much_ more economic with memory usage on OS's that support COW
  - it is more efficient in the startup of threads
  - it is slightly less efficient in the stopping of threads
  - it is less efficient in inter-thread communication

 If nothing else, it allows you to use the Perl threading model in
 non-threaded Perl builds and in older versions of Perl (5.6.0 and
 higher are supported).

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