water has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

As win32 perl doesn't support alarm(), is there a hack or trick to get a similiar result -- throw an exception after 'n' seconds? Thanks!

water

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Re: alarm on win32
by secret (Beadle) on Dec 24, 2005 at 21:33 UTC
    What you want may be Win32::Job's run() method :

    Provides a simple way to run the programs with a time limit. The $timeout is in seconds with millisecond accuracy. This call blocks for up to $timeout seconds, or until the processes finish

Re: alarm on win32
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 24, 2005 at 21:54 UTC
    Perl 5.8 on Win32 does support alarm()