[issue12410] Create a new helper function that enable to test that an operation don't hang more than a given timeout.

STINNER Victor report at bugs.python.org
Sun Jun 26 00:46:28 CEST 2011

STINNER Victor <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com> added the comment:

Oh, there is another possible implementation: use a subprocess. But if the timeout is implemented using a subprocess, the syntax cannot be:

with timeout(5):

It should be something like:

timeout(5, """if 1:
   import os, sys

Some tests are already doing that manually.


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