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Execute a sub in the background


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Feb 1, 2012, 5:00 AM

Post #1 of 3 (2213 views)
Execute a sub in the background Can't Post

Hello guys,

I really really need your help fast.

I'm doing a project and I have no idea how to do something.

Here is the deal.

I have a while cycle where i read every key pressed. When i press 'Enter' i want to execute a sub which has a while cycle in it but also there is a sleep in it.

Here is some example code :

if($key eq "\n")
#execute sub_example()
if($key eq "261)
#do something else
while ((key = getch()) ne ERR)

sleep 5# i really need to sleep it here

So my issue is that when i execute sub_example the program freezes and waits for the cycle in the sub to finish. I want it to run in the background and still have the possibility to read from the keyboard and do stuff.

Thank you very much for your help i really needed.

(This post was edited by egzoti4en on Feb 1, 2012, 5:11 AM)

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Feb 1, 2012, 6:33 AM

Post #2 of 3 (2194 views)
Re: [egzoti4en] Execute a sub in the background [In reply to] Can't Post

See: perldoc -f fork

(This post was edited by FishMonger on Feb 1, 2012, 6:33 AM)

New User

Feb 1, 2012, 7:46 AM

Post #3 of 3 (2187 views)
Re: [FishMonger] Execute a sub in the background [In reply to] Can't Post

Well i made it with threads and using detach, but now my issue is that i cannot stop it after i have detached the thread. Is there a way to kill a thread after detaching it


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