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