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[...] it is never stated anywhere in doc that alarm actually does not work on win32.
it is even worse. have a look into the windows quirks
section. there is a list which contains all not-implemented functions on the win platform - the alarm () function is mentioned here.
the point is that alarm () does
work (AS 5.8 804) in spite of being not implemented ... ;) on the other hand, why should unix specifics be implemented on an other platform?