time.sleep() under Windows
gerhard.haering at opus-gmbh.net
Fri Jan 17 09:45:34 CET 2003
Chuck <cdreward at riaa.com> wrote:
> In Windows 98, if I type:
> in the python shell (GUI or console), the shell itself locks up for 5
> seconds, and I cannot stop it with a CTRL-C (or rather, it does not
> respond to the CTRL-C until all 5 seconds have passed).
That's normal. I believe Ctrl-C only works if anything is currently going
on with the stdin/out/err files.
Btw. try Ctrl-Break (on the Pause key) - it works here to interrupt
time.sleep on Windows 2000.
> The python shell locks up - I cannot move the window, minimize it, etc.
Sounds like a Win98 issue.
> The same script, in Linux, runs the way I want it (you can CTRL-C it, the
> interpreter doesn't lock up, etc). I realize this is just a platform issue...
> But is there something else besides time.sleep() that I can use, that is
> platform independent?
There are many functions in the Python standard library that are platform
independent ;-) But for actually sleeping, I think time.sleep is the only
option. But maybe your app doesn't really need to sleep but wait on data to
become available? In that case, you could use select.select instead.
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