timed event??

James Logajan JamesL at Lugoj.Com
Mon Jul 16 11:46:01 EDT 2001

NJM wrote:
> I want to write a program that does things on a timed basis.  Can someone
> tell me where is the best place to start?  I can't seem to find any modules
> that will help me.

Have you looked at the sched module?

Depending on what else you need to do, you can launch a thread that sleeps
(see the thread, threading, and time modules) or slightly more involved you
can look at using a select loop (see the select module). Some pre-built
select-loop constructs exist in module asyncore (whose library documentation
is clearly incomplete; one must look at the module's source code to use it
effectively and one should also understand the finer details of select-loop
event handling).

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