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Re: :zz: If we fork a zz process, is the binary copied?

On Wed, Mar 31, 1999 at 12:54:50AM +0900, Ted Nelson wrote:
> ... or is it the Perl source?
> It would scarcely make sense to recompile the Perl
>  for each new instance.

That's correct.  If you do a Unix fork system call, the entire RAM image
of the running process (which is Perl in this case) is virtually copied.
(The actual pages in RAM are only copied when written to.)  Therefore
the code being executed by Perl is not recompiled.

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