krowinski/async

Run php closure asynchronously

v1.0.1 2018-01-05 16:38 UTC

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How this work?

Well its basically "exec" with serialised closure. "Dressed" in nice libs like symfony process and console. I serialise callable function and sent to child process by exec. To get callback I register shutdown function and wait for process to finish.

Why not pcntl ?

  • Pcntl extension fork, so you can forget using it in web applications like apache2/php-fpm etc its only for CLI
  • forks retains the parent state (for example open files) so its problematic

Problems ?

  • Calling exec is slower then fork
  • Some resource/function/data must be passed directly to closure

Some research

Example ?

Sure take a look - https://github.com/krowinski/async/blob/master/example/example.php

Supports M$ Windows?

NO.

TODO

  • tests