How to create a timer/scheduler in Python?

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at
Sat Jul 12 15:36:22 CEST 2008

On Sat, 12 Jul 2008 10:30:00 +0100, John Dann wrote:

> Looking around on the net I can see references to a thread timer, but
> I'm not really looking to start any new threads (I just want part of
> the GUI to update every 2 secs) and don't want to get into that sort
> of complication while still just learning Python.

Look into the GUI toolkit because that's typically something solved with
functions from the specific toolkit.

> Is there really no simple timer/scheduler function available in
> Python?

You can do that quite easily with threads but almost all GUI toolkits
don't like it if you access the GUI from multiple threads.

	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

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