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Re: Re: Re: Way of the Spinner (repost)

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 18, 2003 at 03:59 UTC ( #227910=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Way of the Spinner (repost)
in thread Way of the Spinner (repost)

You can use the select() function to do short sleeps. If your system doesn't support a four-argument select(), you can use the Time::HiRes module. For the select function, the last argument reflects the time to sleep. This comes right out of O'Reilly's Perl Cookbook:
while (<>) { select(undef, undef, undef, 0.25); print; }
Using Time::HiRes, we'd write it as:
use Time::HiRes qw(sleep); while (<>) { sleep(0.25); print; }
Funny thing is that I used nearly the same method of making a spinner a while back...and I had the exact same question about slowing it down. Hope this helps!

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Way of the Spinner (repost)
by joeface (Pilgrim) on Jan 18, 2003 at 04:09 UTC
    Oops. I Posted the above about the select() function Anonymously. So if it doesn't work, you now know who to flame :) Joe

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