Initializes multiprocessing before use.
initialize-multiprocessing &rest main-process-args => nil
initialize-multiprocessing initializes multiprocessing, and it does not return until multiprocessing is finished.
initialize-multiprocessing applies the function process-run-function to each of the entries in *initial-processes* to create the initial processes.
When called with main-process-args, it creates a
mp:process object for the initial thread using the arguments in that list as if in the call
(apply 'mp:process-run-function main-process-args)
Supplying main-process-args is useful on Mac OS X if you want to run a pure Cocoa application, since the main thread needs to run the Cocoa event loop.
It is not necessary to call
initialize-multiprocessing when the LispWorks IDE is running (that is, after
env:start-environment has been called), as this automatically starts up multiprocessing.
On Microsoft Windows, Linux, x86/x64 Solaris, FreeBSD and Mac OS X (using the Cocoa image), the LispWorks IDE starts up by default.
LispWorks User Guide and Reference Manual - 13 Feb 2015