I want to interrupt something, when the user presses a key, or clicks
the mouse. The only solution for the keyboard I could come with, seems
overkill:


a=0
th=Thread.new {loop{a=STDIN.getc}}
loop do
  a=0
  sleep (1)
  if a==0
    puts "nothing pressed"
  else
    puts "key pressed"
  end
end

Also, it requires that I press the Enter key... I would be very
grateful, if you could show me a better way.

Arun