README for forks


The module is a drop-in replacement for  It has the
same syntax as the 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 for 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).

Copyright (c)
 2005-2008 Eric Rybski <>,
 2002-2004 Elizabeth Mattijsen <>.
All rights reserved.  This program is free software; you can redistribute it
and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

Required Modules:
 Acme::Damn (any)
 Attribute::Handlers (any)
 Devel::Symdump (any)
 File::Spec (any)
 if (any)
 IO::Socket (1.18)
 List::MoreUtils (0.15)
 Scalar::Util (1.11)
 Storable (any)
 Sys::SigAction (0.11)
 Test::More (any)
 Time::HiRes (any)

The build is standard:

perl Makefile.PL
make test
make install