PHP can fork but the docs say not to do it in a web server environment.
basically, it's only usable on *nix machines and in a shell scripting


* Cal Evans
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-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Walker [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2002 10:26 PM
Subject: [PHP] Multiple Threads?

I donít remember the name of the module offhand, but once upon a time, I
used a perl module that would fork multiple threads so that you could
execute several web queries at the same time. This saved a lot of time,
if, for instance, you had to get information from UPS, FedEx, and the
USPS about shipping rates to display on a page. If you had to query them
one at a time, the delay would be unacceptable. However, with that perl
module, you could query them all at the same time, making it much

Does anyone know if such a thing exists for PHP?

Matthew Walker
Senior Software Engineer
ePliant Marketing

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