Thread 1.0

Wrapper around the pcntl_fork() stuff, with a API set like Java language. Practical usage is done by extending this class, and re-defining the run() method. This way PHP developers can enclose logic into a class that extends PHP_Fork, then execute the start() method that forks a child process.

Communications with the forked process is ensured by using a Shared Memory Segment; by using a user-defined signal and this shared memory developers can access to child process methods that returns a serializable variable.

The shared variable space can be accessed with the tho methods:
- void setVariable($name, $value)
- mixed getVariable($name)
  $name must be a valid PHP variable name;
  $value must be a variable or a serializable object.

Resources (db connections, streams, etc.) cannot be serialized and so they're not correctly handled.

Only runs on *NIX systems, because Windows lacks of the needed pcntl ext.

License type: PHP - The PHP License
Date added: 5 years, 12 months 4 days ago | Last updated: 5 years, 12 months 4 days ago

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