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Re: Waking threads that do periodic checks

by ikegami (Pope)
on Sep 25, 2011 at 05:21 UTC ( #927708=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Waking threads that do periodic checks

Wouldn't it be simpler to use cron to run your program every hour?

Signals will interrupt sleep if you have a signal handler for them.

my $exit; local $SIG{INT} = local $SIG{TERM} = sub { $exit = 1; }; my $wakeup_time = time + 60*60; for (;;) { if ($exit) { ... exit(0); } my $sleep_dur = $wakeup_time - time; last if $sleep_dur <= 0; sleep($sleep_dur); }

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