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Id: 1345
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: perl5

Owner: Nobody

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What's the status of alarm() and SIGALRM handlers on systems that aren't compliant with POSIX standards? People keep asking for timeout abilities who aren't fortunate enough to have them. There's also the matter of perl-op-stream-syncronous signals, but that's not the problem. Or does that standard time-out strategy work now in strange places? --tom

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