Need function like "raw_input", but with time limit
rm at rm.rm
Mon Sep 20 03:47:00 CEST 2004
On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 12:00:09 +0200, "Fredrik Lundh"
<fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:
>"Radioactive Man" <rm at rm.rm> wrote:
>> anyone know of a function like "raw_input", which collects a string
>> from the user entry, but one where I can set a time limit, as follows:
>> time_limit = 10 # seconds
>> user_answer = function_xyz("GIVE ME AN ANSWER: ", time_limit)
>this works on some platforms:
>import signal, sys
> raise Exception("timeout")
>def function_xyz(prompt, timeout):
> signal.signal(signal.SIGALRM, alarm_handler)
> text = sys.stdin.readline()
> text = ""
> return text
Is that for a Unix system? I am running windows 95 and/or XP and my
signal.signal module does not have a "SIGALRM" attribute. Thus, I get
an error message when I try to run that script.
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