2009/6/30 Xeno Campanoli <xeno.campanoli / gmail.com>:
> begin
>    Timeout::timeout(OverallTimeout) do |tl|
>      # Until I find out what this is,Forget it...
>      # No doc on tl anymore!
>      #puts "tl: #{tl}"
>      probe_threads.each { |t| t.join }
>      puts "done"
>    end
>  rescue Timeout::Error => eo
>    puts "#{eo.message}, exiting before joining all probe threads."
>  end
>
> Can anyone help? Is it deprecated perhaps?
>
According to the document[1], tl is same to OverallTimeout.

BTW, I noticed the 1.8.6 document[2] is wrong in block parameter.
timeout(sec, exception=Error) {|if sec == nil or sec.zero?| ...}

I guess it is related to the bug in the source code of 1.8.6 and 1.8.7
The first line of method timeout
    return yield if sec == nil or sec.zero?
should be
    return yield(sec) if sec == nil or sec.zero?

[1] http://ruby-doc.org/core-1.9/classes/Timeout.html#M006441
[2] http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/timeout/rdoc/classes/Timeout.html#M004621

Regards,

Park Heesob