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Re: Net/Link: TimeContrained call to DLL

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  • Subject: [mg65600] Re: [mg65567] Net/Link: TimeContrained call to DLL
  • From: Todd Gayley <tgayley at>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 04:04:07 -0400 (EDT)
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At 11:45 PM 4/7/2006, peter.aptaker at wrote:
>I am calling a DLL via Net/Link ? (Unfortunately I do not have the
>sourcecode for the DLL). Should TimeConstrained work? e.g.
>TimeConstrained[muNetDLLCall[etc etc]];


I'm afraid that TimeConstrained won't have any effect. Once you jump out of 
the kernel and into a DLL, niceties like TimeConstrained go out the window. 
If you had the source code to the DLL, you could modify the function so 
that it periodically checked whether the user (or TimeConstrained) had 
tried to interrupt it from Mathematica. But since you don't have the source 
code, you're out of luck.

Todd Gayley
Wolfram Research

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