What is a turing fork?

From what little i know about turing (i typically use visual basic), a fork allows multiple processes to run at the same time. Since turing runs systematically and is not object oriented, the code is processed the same way you read a book. This means that a block of code cannot run until the code above it is processed. The fork command gives programmers a way around this. It allows you to call a procedure which will run while the rest of the code is being processed. This is really effective if you have two procedures that interact with eachother. From what little i know about turing (i typically use visual basic), a fork allows multiple processes to run at the same time. Since turing runs systematically and is not object oriented, the code is processed the same way you read a book. This means that a block of code cannot run until the code above it is processed. The fork command gives programmers a way around this. It allows you to call a procedure which will run while the rest of the code is being processed. This is really effective if you have two procedures that interact with eachother.