[Tutor] continuous running of a method

Nitin Das nitin.162 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 07:25:12 CEST 2010

The problem with this while loop is if your random value doesn't lie between
the mentioned range then ur 100% cpu would be utilized. The one thing u can
do is to sleep for some time lets say 0.5 sec after every while loop
iteration , in this case ur cpu utilization will go down.


On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 8:21 PM, bob gailer <bgailer at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On 8/23/2010 1:00 AM, Greg Bair wrote:
>> I have a method (I'll call it foo) that will either return None or an
>> object depending on a random value generated.  What I want to happen is that
>> if I call foo(), i.e, f = foo() and it returns None, to re-call it until it
>> returns something else.  I would think this would be done with a while loop,
>> but can't seem to get the details right.
> Even though a while will work, you will have tied up the CPU until the loop
> terminates. This is never a good idea.
> What is your higher level goal?
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