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Re: On timing out with ALRM

by xdg (Monsignor)
on Jul 25, 2007 at 16:20 UTC ( #628711=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On timing out with ALRM

It's not very elegant, but what about adding a lexical flag that gets set in your alarm handler?

{ my $timed_out = 0; local $SIG{ ALRM } = sub { $timed_out++; die 'timeout' }; alarm( MAX_SECONDS ); eval { molasses_in_january(); alarm( 0 ); }; if ( $@ ) { die $@ if ! $timed_out; handle_timeout(); } }

-xdg

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