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Date: 2006-10-11 (00:23)
From: Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+ocaml@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] forking, threads and events
Gerd Stolpmann wrote:

> You know that there is no fork on Windows?

Yeah, but I was thinking of using the Cygwin version which I 
think does have fork (and select which is also missing).

> If there wasn't the Windows requirement I could recommend this:
> You may have a look at ocamlnet2. It includes the netplex library that
> manages parent/children relationships between either forked processes or
> threads. You can use SunRPC for communication (or whatever you like, but
> SunRPC support is included). The bad news is that it does not run on the
> native Windows port, not even in the threaded variant (because there's
> no socketpair...).

I hate windows. There are so many good, reliable, well designed
OSes out there and people on those good OSes still have to work
around the fact the the vast majority of people are on a broken
piece of crap like windows.

  Erik de Castro Lopo
The main confusion about C++ is that its practitioners think
it is simultaneously a  high and low level language when in
reality it is good at neither.