[Gambas-user] Starting a new process - but not as a child

Jussi Lahtinen jussi.lahtinen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 19:50:04 CET 2022

Try with shell; ( yourapplication ) & exit
Works with terminal, but I haven't tested within Gambas.


On Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 10:51 AM BB <adamnt42 at gmail.com> wrote:

> This one has got me beat.
> In a non-gui project: (let's call it the "megaparser")
>     I'm processing a large bunch of text files, during which a status is
> decided on each ones fundamental validity.
>     If it looks OK then I want to start a new program/project (the
> "fileparser") that has a GUI that I want to, *at MY leisure*, look at how
> it is going and what to do about it.
>     So far so fine, the megaparser shells the fileparser quite nicely
> without a wait, so I get what I expected - a gazillion forms each
> displaying the progress and any problems it's having. Fine.
> So, here's my problem...
> When the megaparser has finished it wants to exit, but there are all these
> child processes running and I want them to keep going.
> 🙁
> I'll try again. I have about 30,000 text (actually ahem "xml") files that
> I need to firstly check that each one looks "reasonable" and if so start a
> processing job for that file. No, thats still not clear. The megaparser
> looks at each of the files and determines if it is valid xml if so then it
> starts a new process to parse that file and update the database. That new
> job needs to be *async**hronous* as the megaparser continues on and
> creates more and more parser jobs, no problem yet. *BUT* if the
> meagaparser fails and crashes as it is frequently doing (which is not a
> Gambas issue, it's normally a result of the rotten XML file being totally
> or partially unreadable) the megaparser crashes and I lose all the spawned
> jobs.
> I have been going through this repetitive joke for 8 days now so I am
> screaming for help.
> *Is there any way to spawn a new process that is **not** a child of the
> running gambas process?*
> Going slightly bonkers here
> bruxe, or brice or wahayetever my name is.
> b
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