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Re^4: Windows run an exe print its output and cut it off after a timeby BrowserUk (Pope)
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that's just what the doco says: "alarm Emulated using timers ...".
In the sense that the OS has neither a native alarm API nor *nix-style signals, it is emulated.
But then again, under modern versions of *nix including linux, the original form of alarm is also "emulated with timers", so not so different.
perlport says it's "unsupported"; perlfork says it's "not yet implemented".
A lot of those more obscure docs have never been updated to reflect the current state of play unfortunately.
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