On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 05:13:30PM +0000, Tor Lillqvist <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I wonder, could the typical fork() immeditaly followed by exec() (in
> the child process) be somehow detected by Cygwin/MSYS, avoiding the
> need for emulating the full fork() semantics in this typical case?

No, but common software like bash has been modified to use the posix spawn
functions, which _are_ streamlined on cygwin.

Starting processes is still very, very heavyweight under windows. No doubt
the large startup overhead of cygwin executables just adds to this.

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