On Nov 28, 2007, at 18:55 PM, Dan Caugherty wrote:
> So it looks like the timeout value is really only passed to
> IO#select.  Would this imply then that Floats as well as Fixnums could
> be used?
>
> I personally don't see why not, but the docs clearly say only a Fixnum
> can be used as a timeout value. [ shrug ]
>
> What do y'all think?

You can pass a Float to #select.