Re: gspawn(-win32): why helper?

On Sat, 25 Nov 2006 20:37:29 +0200
Tor Lillqvist <tml iki fi> wrote:

> Felix Kater writes:
>  > I simply don't understand the need of the helper process. :-/
> How would you implement the changing of workign directory (without
> affecting other threads) or closing of file descriptors othewise?

Yes, now I see. As muppet pointed out my tests concentrated on the
problem how to deal with kernel resources (especially with asynchronous
processes) -- but I missed these two additional facts, also mentioned in
your leading note "Implementation details on Win32" (in gspawn-win32.c).

Thank You.


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