Eugene Grigoriev > Parallel-SubArray > Parallel::SubArray

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NAME ^

Parallel::SubArray - Execute forked subref array and join return values, timeouts and error captures.

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Parallel::SubArray 'par';

  my $sub_arrayref = [
    sub{ sleep(1); [1]  }, # simple structure
    sub{ bless {}, 'a'  }, # blessed structure
    sub{ while(1){$_++} }, # runaway routine
    sub{ die 'TEST'     }, # bad code
    sub{ par()->([         # nested parallelism
           sub{ sleep(1);  [1]  },
           sub{ sleep(2); {2,3} },
         ]),
       },
  ];

  my($result_arrayref, $error_arrayref) = par(3)->($sub_arrayref);
  ## or you can ignore errors
  # my $result_arrayref = par(3)->($sub_arrayref);

  $result_arrayref == [
    [ 1 ],
    {}, # blessed into 'a'
    undef,
    undef,
    [ [1], { 2 => 3 } ]
  ];

  $error_arrayref == [
    undef,
    undef,
    'TIMEOUT',
    # can capture normal blessed exceptions aswell
    'TEST at some file on some line',
    undef,
  ];

DESCRIPTION ^

I want fast, safe, and simple parallelism. Current offerings did not satisfy me. Most are not enough while remaining are too complex or tedious. Palallel::SubArray scratches my itch: forking, joining, timeouts, return values, and error handling done simply.

EXPORTS ^

Nothing automatically. I don't like magic.

par

Takes one argument that represents timeout in seconds and evaluates into a subref that will execute subarrayref in parallel returning resultarrayref in scalar context or resultarrayref and errorarrayref in list context.

Timeout can be undef or zero. In this case timeout is disabled and you might never join forks.

When nesting parallelism, keep in mind the outer timeout. Because if inner par is cut off by the timeout of the outer, you will not be able to recover return nor error values of finished inner processes as the whole inner par is considered to be a runaway process.

par can die if unable to fork.

SEE ALSO ^

perlipc "fork" in perlfunc perlfork subs::parallel Parallel::Simple Parallel::Queue Parallel::Forker Parallel::Jobs Parallel::Workers Parallel::SubFork Parallel::Pvm Parallel::Performing Parallel::Fork::BossWorker Parallel::ForkControl Proc::Fork

BUGS ^

Expect lots if Windows and/or OOP is used. Windows because of the lack of forking and OOP because it requires locking. This module is designed functionally and is relying on copy-on-write forking.

The joining mechanism of this module can be incompatible with other forking modules because it's waiting for child processes to finish. Nesting of par works as expected.

Subroutines passed to par that return anything other than references to simple Perl structures may behave unexpectedly. Joining relies on Storable.

AUTHOR ^

Eugene Grigoriev,

  let a b c d e f g  = concat [e,f,d,g,c,f,b] in
      a "com" "gmail" "grigoriev" "eugene" "." "@"

LICENSE ^

BSD

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