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Re: Sleep - settle an argument?

by tobyink (Abbot)
on Sep 20, 2012 at 12:56 UTC ( #994653=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Sleep - settle an argument?

The implementation of sleep hasn't changed much over the years. It works almost exactly the same now as it did back in Perl 4.

Perl doesn't usually run in web browsers, though it runs on many web servers. sleep "works" in scripts serving up web pages, but it's not usually especially useful - it just makes the web server appear to run slower.

perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'

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Re^2: Sleep - settle an argument?
by ultranerds (Friar) on Sep 20, 2012 at 13:06 UTC

    Ah interesting. Maybe it was a case of me being naive when I was learning perl and writing my first scripts :) I always thought that the sleep command was only to be used in SSH (as it had no effect in the web-browser). Thanks for clarifying - although that now means I've lost a bet :D

    I have to admit - I've never had a reason to use sleep to "slow down" a script running in a web-browser - its only really when doing scripts that would need to leave a little gap to help the server cope with larger processes via cron etc



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