[Bioperl-l] Issues with new Bio::Tools::Run modules for Genemark and Glimmer
hlapp at gmx.net
Wed Feb 28 23:16:38 EST 2007
On Feb 28, 2007, at 5:54 PM, Mark Johnson wrote:
> I don't like using system() due to issues with
> signals (Such as the user hitting ctrl-c and taking out the
> child). I feel
> better knowing the wrapped executable is in another process
> from the console.
I'm not sure how the user would be able to take out the child hitting
ctrl-c if you run it through system() (except if the parent
terminates first - but maybe then terminating a run-away child is in
I haven't read the IPC::run POD in full detail but you will want to
make sure that if the parent gets killed the child does get killed
too, or otherwise you'll have a run-away process that novices will
have trouble with understanding or terminating.
Other than that though IPC::run seems like a useful module, so
incurring this as a dependency should be fine.
: Hilmar Lapp -:- Durham, NC -:- hlapp at gmx dot net :
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