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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Yep.

    Sometime multiple processes can get more done - for example, if a single process spends a large portion of its time waiting for external events then multiple processes can run at the same time without slowing each other down.

    However, if the processes all compete for the same resource (i.e. they are CPU-bound, or they spend all of their time reading from different parts of the same disk) then they can interfere proportionally and take n times longer.

    Finally, if their competition for the same resource