On 2002.05.09, Nobuyoshi Nakada <nobu.nokada / softhome.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> At Thu, 9 May 2002 23:49:48 +0900,
> Dossy wrote:
> > Thanks for the patch!  Until it makes its way into stable, or
> > until I get motivated to try building from CVS, I'll have to
> > live with my work-around using pipes and IO#select to fake it.
> 
> Or you may try timeout.rb.

Excellent suggestion.  I was just trying to avoid creating
even more threads than I already am -- what I'll probably do
is use the technique from timeout.rb (raising an exception)
instead of using a pipe and sleeping on I/O.

Thanks for the pointer!

-- Dossy

-- 
Dossy Shiobara                       mail: dossy / panoptic.com 
Panoptic Computer Network             web: http://www.panoptic.com/ 
  "He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
    folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)