Proposal: System.Timeout module for base

Einar Karttunen ekarttun at
Tue Jan 30 11:38:06 EST 2007

On 30.01 12:20, Simon Marlow wrote:
> How would you interrupt the FFI call when the timeout expired? 
> pthread_cancel(), maybe?

That is one solution. Just letting it running and returning
is "good enough" for most things. One common thing would be
network related functions if implemented in a blocking way (over
various C libraries). They usually do need timeouts and are
blocking FFI calls.

- musasabi

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