A better way to timeout a class method?

Nick Craig-Wood nick at craig-wood.com
Mon Mar 9 23:30:04 CET 2009

Marco Mariani <marco at sferacarta.com> wrote:
>  John O'Hagan wrote:
> > Is there a concise Pythonic way to write a method with a timeout?
>  No need for threading. Just define a signal handler and call signal.alarm().
>  See the example at the end of the page:
>  http://docs.python.org/library/signal.html

Won't work on windows and there is only one sigalarm timer, so you
can't nest them :-(

Nick Craig-Wood <nick at craig-wood.com> -- http://www.craig-wood.com/nick

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