do something every n seconds

Alice Bevan–McGregor alice at
Thu Nov 25 13:51:52 CET 2010

> how can I do something (e.g. check if new files are in the working
> directory) every n seconds in Python?

The simplest method is executing time.sleep(n) within an infinite while 
loop.  There are more elegant solutions: using coroutine frameworks, 
threaded task schedulers, etc.

	— Alice.

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