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Timeout for a function



Jan 29, 2001, 4:02 AM

Post #1 of 2 (830 views)
Timeout for a function Can't Post

Is there any way to set a timeout for a function or for a special command ?
I want my script to cancel a function, if it takes to much time to do the job.
I can't use the ALRM Signal, because aktiv perl under win Nt doesn't support alarm... :-( (I don't want to use NT... I was compelled to do so.. ;-) )
Hope there's somebody who could help me, thx Omicron


Jan 29, 2001, 9:33 AM

Post #2 of 2 (824 views)
Re: Timeout for a function [In reply to] Can't Post

You could write a function that checks against the internal clock that you would call in your current function. Pass it the start time and the amount of time you want the function to quit. Then check against what it returns... Of course this will slow the program :(

Just a thought

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