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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Patch for new Timeouts
Date Tue, 21 Jan 1997 14:51:04 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> I don't like this one, sorry.  You can only have one active alarm
> at a time, and doing a string comparison to determine which alarm
> should be set is very bad.  The only valid way to do multiple timeouts
> is to maintain an alarm table, select which alarm(s) are being set
> with a bitmask, and call alarm() with the lowest table entry which
> is greater than zero.

The only valid way is a table and a bitmask, eh? Better let Knuth know - that's
at least one volume made redundant ;-)

But seriously, I agree with the sentiment if not the method.



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