interruptingcow 0.5

A watchdog that interrupts long running code
interruptingcow is a generic Python utility that can relatively gracefully interrupt your code when it doesn't execute within a specific number of seconds:

from interruptingcow import timeout

try:
 with timeout(5):
 # perform a potentially very slow operation
 pass
except RuntimeError:
 print "didn't finish within 5 seconds"


Installation

 pip install interruptingcow

Caveats

Interruptingcow uses signal(SIGALRM) to let the operating system interrupt program execution. This has the following limitations:

1. Python signal handlers only apply to the main thread, so you cannot use this from other threads
2. You must not use this in a program that uses SIGALRM itself

last updated on:
June 13th, 2012, 2:35 GMT
price:
FREE!
homepage:
bitbucket.org
license type:
MIT/X Consortium License 
developed by:
Erik van Zijst
category:
ROOT \ Programming \ Debuggers
interruptingcow
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