Anders Nor Berle

NAME

Proc::Simple::Async - Keyword sugar for Proc::Simple

SYNOPSIS

  async { some_task() };

  my $proc = async { some_other_task(@_) } 1,2,3,4;

DESCRIPTION

This module lets you fork off code that does not require synchronous execution in a simple way. It's syntactically similar to implementations of the async function found in other modules such as forks, threads, and even Coro. Unfortunately, all those modules assumes you want to build your code around the framework they provide and sometimes you do not want more than a simple way to run code asynchronously. This module is a simple wrapper around Proc::Simple and provides nothing more than a convinient way of forking off a task.

FUNCTIONS

async
  my $proc = async { some_task() };

Is just a more convinient way of doing:

  my $proc = Proc::Simple->new;

  $proc->start (sub { some_task() });

Any additional arguments passed to the function as shown in the synopsis section is passed to the code provided in the first argument.

SEE ALSO

Proc::Simple

BUGS

Most software has bugs. This module probably isn't an exception. If you find a bug please either email me, or add the bug to cpan-RT.

AUTHOR

Anders Nor Berle <berle@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2007 by Anders Nor Berle.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.