Foggy Bottoms has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I previously wrote about a similar subject here and yet I still have a problem. I read the documentation given with threads, but surely I lack knowledge of some sort...

Could someone please tell methe difference between a thread and a process in Win32 and how that corresponds to forks in Linux ?

Secondly when I create a thread in Perl that corresponds to a never-ending sub (ie it's got a while (1) loop)m how can I stop it nevertheless ?

Thanks for your insight.