ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
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>>  - the use of timeout was just to allow the test to exit when the hang 
>> occurred.  I didn't realize it fails on w32.  Is it Timeout that 
>> fails, or just when timeout is combined with IO reads?
> 
> i may have mispoke - you may be able to use a thread and timeout - but 
> it very
> easy to block an entire process with io and threads in win... fyi.

I've mixed threads, timeout, and sockets on windows with no problems. 
But I haven't done this with pipes...

ISTR that the problem on windows is with terminal io.

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