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BinGOs (7246)

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System administrator, part-time Perl hacker, full-time POE [] evangelist. One day he will be made to pay for his crimes.

He has some modules on CPAN []. They may or may not be useful

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Saturday February 03, 2007
11:48 AM

MSWin32 and POE::Wheel::Run

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Great as POE::Wheel::Run is, there was one niggle that was bothering me, being able to run another instance of the perl executable using it on MSWin32.

I thought I'd solved the problem using Win32::Process, but unexpected terminations of the spawning POE process would leave rogue processes. Suck.

So, I'm calling on the POE community via the mailing list and here at if there is a solution to this problem.

The hacked POE::Wheel::Run that I came up with is here. Feel free to email me at if you have an answer.

/me stratches his head

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  • You might try Win32::Job [] and see if that works better than Win32::Process.
    • Damn, I'd forgotten all about Win32::Job.

      Ah =(

      Win32::Job requires Windows 2000 or later. Windows 95, 98, NT, and Me are not supported.

      Maybe not suitable for POE::Wheel::Run, but it has got me thinking about making another POE::Component, so thanks.