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Re: Tk related -- timed event and $SIG{ALRM}

by rir (Vicar)
on Oct 17, 2002 at 18:02 UTC ( #206163=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Tk related -- timed event and $SIG{ALRM}

Just to remove your uncertainty: a wall clock second is a common ordinary second. The warnings about the inaccuracy of alarm are due to resolution. It would be similar to you trying to time something with a digital watch that reads only to seconds. You cannot tell where you are in the current second, so your accuracy can be off by nearly a second.

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Re: Re: Tk related -- timed event and $SIG{ALRM}
by snafu (Chaplain) on Oct 17, 2002 at 23:02 UTC
    Hmm. Ok. I did some more testing and I learned that if I wasn't doing something with the running script ie moving the mouse over the window, clicking buttons, etc then the ALRM never triggered. This was one of the reasons I associated the wallclock seconds with clock cycles associated with the application vs general clock cycles.

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