Sleep timer but still responsive?

Andreas Tawn andreas.tawn at
Fri Jan 29 18:33:19 CET 2010

> On Jan 28, 4:55 pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at>
> wrote:
> > Please provide more details. What do you want your program to do
> while
> > sleeping? What kind of actions do you want a response to?
> > Do you have a GUI? A curses-based interfase?
> >
> > --
> > Gabriel Genellina
> My app is purely console based. I just don't want the console to lock
> up (on Windows using time.sleep(x) causes the console to become
> unresponsive until the timer is done), and I want people to be able to
> CTRL+C to stop the script if need be (which can't be done if it's
> unresponsive!).
> Thanks.

How about this? Responds to ctrl+c, but still sleeps.

import time

def responsiveSleep(n):
    while n > 0:
        n -= 1



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