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Re: enforce timeout in loop

by perlmonkey (Hermit)
on Sep 22, 2003 at 05:28 UTC ( #293088=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to enforce timeout in loop

Follow the example in the perldoc page for alarm. Change your for loop to look like:

foreach my $sleepval (@sleepvals) { eval { local $SIG{ALRM} = sub { die }; alarm 3; sleep($sleepval); }; print strftime "%H:%M:%S", localtime; print "\n"; }

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Re: Re: enforce timeout in loop
by semio (Friar) on Sep 22, 2003 at 15:48 UTC
    ++perlmonkey. beautiful. This is exactly what I was looking for.

    cheers, -dave

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