[Haskell-cafe] What's the best way to give up?

Christopher Lane Hinson lane at downstairspeople.org
Sat Sep 6 10:16:43 EDT 2008

>> a -> IO (Either a a ) and use getCPUTime.
>> Is there a standard way to do this?  Can you think of another way to do it?
> I don't know, but this seems relevant:
> http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2005-October/011946.html
> I'd make a generic (i.e. higher-order) function that handles the
> timeout for any computation. i.e.
> timeout :: (a -> b) -> Int -> a -> IO (Maybe b)


Perhaps this is for not so much for pure computations as hanging when 
connecting to nonresponsive servers, although I also use it in a case 
where buggy long-running code could frustrate the responsiveness of 
unrelated processes..


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