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I was looking for a way to run a subprocess with a timeout.  While there
are a variety of solutions on Google, I feel like this functionality
should live in the standard library module.  Apparently Guido thought
this would be good in 2005 but no one did it:
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2005-December/058784.html

I'd be willing to implement it, but I'm not a core dev and I'd need
someone to review it.  I'll start working on a patch now, and if people
think this is a good idea I'll submit it for review.

My plan was to add a 'timeout' optional keyword argument to wait() and
propagate that backwards through communicate(), call(), and
check_call().  Does anyone object to this approach?
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