ActiveState Perl (PerlIS) and Fork() on Windows 2000
Posted on 2004-08-21
I am trying to implement a Perl script that uses a call to the fork() function in Perl using ActiveState ActivePerl 5.8.4's PerlIS.exe. I have read many posts saying that fork() is not often implemented in Windows perl implementations, but after looking at the ActiveState website, it appears that they have created a fork() function to emulate the unix function.
However, any time I run the script I get the error:
fork() is not implemented in PerlIS
So, is there a way I can use this function on windows? Does the ActiveState perl program allow the fork() function and can i configure IIS to use this instead of PerlIS? Or does anyone have a recommendation for another perl implementation to use on windows? I MUST use Windows and MUST use the fork function.