Do you need to run some code every 2 seconds, but no more than 5 times? Now you can - that's the basic usage of Parallel::Dragons.
Do you have a queue and need to run a block of code for each element of the queue? That's easy - Parallel::Dragons can help you do that.
Parallel::Dragons can be used in a queue driven mode or without a queue.
In the first case it forks (some) children to run elements of the queue and keeps fetching items from the queue and processing them.
In the second case, each children will run main() once and return - and later a new children will be started.
To install this module type the following:
perl Makefile.PL make make test make install
this module requires several other modules, but all are usually part of perl core:
Carp Socket IO::Select IO::Socket::UNIX Time::HiRes Data::Dumper
This module requires these other modules:
Time::HiRes - it sleeps for subsecond intervals when idle
the main issues tracking of this project is in
Most of this code was written while working on booking.com projects during booking.com time - the code was later generalized and move to a namespace that makes (a bit) more sense.
This is licensed with GPL 2.0+ or perl's artistic licence the files with both licences are part of this package
Copyright (C) 2016 by theMage
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.22.1 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.
Alternativally, you can also redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GPL 2.0 licence (or any future version of it).