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[Gcl-devel] Re: with-timeout, a better approach

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: [Gcl-devel] Re: with-timeout, a better approach
Date: 01 Nov 2005 11:25:19 -0500
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Robert Boyer <address@hidden> writes:

> Presumably, it would be much more efficient to use the Linux C call setitimer
> and have GCL be prepared to accept a SIGALRM and then figure out which
> with-timeout catch, if any, to throw to.

Agreed -- and it appears unused so far so we would not have to worry
about unintended consequences.  Please let me know if you feel there
is a need for this outside of the select framework I've described

Take care,

> Bob

Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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