I recently happened upon an implementation of
popen() (different API, same idea) using
clone(2), and so I opened an issue requesting use of
posix_spawn() for portability. It turns out that on Linux there's an important advantage to using
clone(2). I think I should capture the things I wrote there in a better place. A gist, a blog, whatever.
So here goes.
Long ago, I, like many Unix fans, thought that
fork(2) and the fork-exec process spawning model were the greatest thing, and the Windows sucked for only having [