Proposal: System.Timeout module for base (Trac #980)

Peter Simons simons at
Sat Mar 10 09:54:45 EST 2007

Simon Marlow writes:

 > I've pushed the patch now.

Thank you very much. I'd like to apologize if I've come
across as impatient every now and then. I guess I was. ;-)
The implementation we have is imperfect for a number of
reasons and it comes with a subtle trap or two, but I feel
that having this imperfect function available is a
significant step forward for many users, particularly for
those who are interested in network applications. I feel
that part of the reason why it was so difficult to reach
consensus on this function is because so many people are
interested in it.


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