timer problem

flupke flupke at nonexistingdomain.com
Thu Aug 19 15:35:25 CEST 2004


Diez B. Roggisch wrote:

> You assume that Timer is looping - it isn't. So make your command start a
> Timer itself, like this:
> 
> def command():
>     print "called"
>     t = threading.Timer(2, command )
>     t.start()
> 
> Or use a Thread, with an endless loop in the run()-method that sleeps for
> two secdonds. That spares you the overhead of thread-creation.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Diez

This method (calling the Timer again) indeed works but to effectively 
cancel the thread then, i need to make the thread t a class object and
i need to define the command function as a real function as opposed to
an anonymous function (what i tried to do).
Then it might be a better sollution to indeed create my own Timer class.

Benedict



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