[Python-bugs-list] bug in time.sleep (PR#64)

ddula@atl.mediaone.net ddula@atl.mediaone.net
Wed, 25 Aug 1999 14:02:53 -0400 (EDT)

Full_Name: David Dula
Version: 152c1
OS: Debian Alpha Linux (potato) 2.2.1
Submission from: client42207.atl.mediaone.net (

This is a interesting bug that seems to have started after I upgraded to debian
potato from slink.

It must be a library related bug but this report might help somebody

At first I thought it was a bug in threading because it prevented the solaris
hack sleep from returning
thus my thread.start() never returned.

But further digging show that

import time
time.sleep(0.1) # will always hang on on this platform

Work around is to always sleep at least one second - I will do some more looking
at the time class when I get a chance.

Dave Dula