How to retry something with a timeout in Python?
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Wed Apr 29 04:22:18 CEST 2009
En Tue, 28 Apr 2009 17:56:13 -0300, <tinnews at isbd.co.uk> escribió:
> I want to retry locking a file for a number of times and then give up,
> in pseudo-code it would be something like:-
> for N times
> try to lock file
> if successful break out of for loop
> if we don't have a lock then give up and exit
> How does one do this tidily in python?
for i in range(N):
raise RuntimeError, "Could not lock file"
Note the indentation of the `else` clause, it belongs to the `for` loop
and is executed only when the iteration is completely exhausted.
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