Issue #4791 has been reported by Alf Mikula.

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Bug #4791: Doc: Clarification on allowed timeout values
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/4791

Author: Alf Mikula
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: Eric Hodel
Category: DOC
Target version: 1.9.3
ruby -v: ruby 1.9.3dev (2011-05-11 trunk 31504) [x86_64-darwin10.7.0]


This patch clarifies what is an acceptable timeout value in Net::HTTP and Timeout::timeout. The existing documentation does not clearly indicate that fractional seconds may be specified, leaving the reader to guess whether only integer values or float values are allowed. Ultimately, Kernel::sleep is called, which accepts any number.


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