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> > 
> > I suppose that a performance enhancement that also transforms an
> > abomination into a feature makes sense... not to mention that it
> > will feel great to see the other UNIXes scramble to do the same.
>
> Note that vfork() is only an abomination because it can be hard to get
> right - and we don't have that problem any longer. Basically everybody
> hates it not because it's an ugly interface, but because it's so hard to
> implement. And that's a big conceptual difference.
>

Well, people do also hate it because it has traditionally been
(ab)used in ways which are explicitly said to be
implementation-defined.

-hpa

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