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Re^3: sleeping for a minute

by bot403 (Beadle)
on Feb 18, 2010 at 21:48 UTC ( #824037=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: sleeping for a minute
in thread sleeping for a minute

  1. In case it dies.
  2. In case it has a memory leak.
  3. In case someone kills it purposely or accidentally
  4. So you dont have to install it to run when the system starts up.
  5. Because making a true daemon or windows service that *behaves well* is a minor PITA
  6. To have more fine grained control on when and how often it runs (day of week, day of month, hours, etc)

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