Resuming the great cleanup
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon May 28 02:29:31 UTC 2018
>> Is there a better term than alarm? The normal case will be to
>> wait for a packet to arrive with a N second timeout. That's just
>> a timeout on a poll.
> I use 'alarm' because I think of it as what alarm(2) does. I'm not wedded
> to that term.
alarm(2) uses a signal. I think of that as ugly overhead. But on the other
hand, if it's at most once per second that's not a big deal. If it actually
makes the code cleaner, we should do it that way.
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