Last Modified
2015-08-20 15:27:57 -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

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