Last Modified
2016-08-02 18:20:40 -0500



A way of performing a potentially long-running operation in a thread, and terminating it’s execution if it hasn’t finished within fixed amount of time.

Previous versions of timeout didn’t use a module for namespace. This version provides both Timeout.timeout, and a backwards-compatible timeout.


require 'timeout'
status = Timeout::timeout(5) {
  # Something that should be interrupted if it takes too much time...

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