Last Modified
2014-07-15 09:00:19 -0700
Requires

Description

Timeout long-running blocks

Synopsis

require 'timeout'
status = Timeout::timeout(5) {
  # Something that should be interrupted if it takes more than 5 seconds...
}

Description

Timeout provides a way to auto-terminate a potentially long-running operation if it hasn't finished in a fixed amount of time.

Previous versions didn’t use a module for namespacing, however timeout is provided for backwards compatibility. You should prefer Timeout#timeout instead.

Copyright

(C) 2000 Network Applied Communication Laboratory, Inc.

Copyright

(C) 2000 Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan

Commenting is here to help enhance the documentation. For example, code samples, or clarification of the documentation.

If you have questions about Ruby or the documentation, please post to one of the Ruby mailing lists. You will get better, faster, help that way.

If you wish to post a correction of the docs, please do so, but also file bug report so that it can be corrected for the next release. Thank you.

If you want to help improve the Ruby documentation, please visit Documenting-ruby.org.

blog comments powered by Disqus