How can I waste time ?

Richard Shea richardshea at fastmail.fm
Thu Feb 19 04:35:55 CET 2004


I'm sure this is a very simple question but I can't find an answer in
the archives.

I want my script to pause for a pre-determined number of seconds. How
do you do that ? I've found 'pause()' although it sounds awfully deep
for what I want and what's more it doesn't work on W32 (I'm developing
on W32 but will run on *nix).

Oh yes one other thing - I could write a loop and keep checking the
sytem clock but I would prefer for the process to just get out of the
way to allow others things access to the CPU.

As I say I'm sure it's dead simple but how ?

thanks

richard shea.



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