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Re: Strange system() slowdown when using Inline::C

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As you know now, using fork() for startup of a child process was one
of the most brain-damaged decisions of designers of a certain one-user
non-multiprocessing OS for micro-computers.

When people say that "fork() is efficient" they mean just that it is
"more effecient than it was when one had no COW optimization".

Hope this helps,

P.S.  I wonder why people do not enable Perl to use the POSIX variant
      of spawn().  All the necessary code is already there in DOSISH
      branches of the codebase...

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