Damien Krotkine

NAME

PerlIO::via::Timeout - a PerlIO layer that adds read & write timeout to a handle

SYNOPSIS

  use Errno qw(ETIMEDOUT);
  use PerlIO::via::Timeout qw(:all);
  open my $fh, '<:via(Timeout)', 'foo.html';

  # set the timeout layer to be 0.5 second read timeout
  read_timeout($fh, 0.5);

  my $line = <$fh>;
  if ($line == undef && 0+$! == ETIMEDOUT) {
    # timed out
    ...
  }

DESCRIPTION

This package implements a PerlIO layer, that adds read / write timeout. This can be useful to avoid blocking while accessing a handle (file, socket, ...), and fail after some time.

FUNCTIONS

read_timeout

  # set a read timeout of 2.5 seconds
  read_timeout($fh, 2.5);
  # get the current read timeout
  my $secs = read_timeout($fh);

Getter / setter of the read timeout value.

write_timeout

  # set a write timeout of 2.5 seconds
  timeout_layer($fh)->write_timeout(2.5);
  # get the current write timeout
  my $secs = timeout_layer($fh)->write_timeout();

Getter / setter of the write timeout value.

enable_timeout

  enable_timeout($fh);

Equivalent to setting timeout_enabled to 1

disable_timeout

  timeout_layer($fh)->disable_timeout();

Equivalent to setting timeout_enabled to 0

timeout_enabled

  # disable timeout
  timeout_enabled($fh, 0);
  # enable timeout
  timeout_enabled($fh, 1);
  # get the current status
  my $is_enabled = timeout_enabled($fh);

Getter / setter of the timeout enabled flag.

SEE ALSO

PerlIO::via

THANKS TO

Vincent Pit
Christian Hansen
Leon Timmmermans

AUTHOR

Damien "dams" Krotkine

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Damien "dams" Krotkine.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.




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