> Hi. I were using something like this, os.time() instead o os.clock(), but it
> uses much CPU to do nothing. In a case like mine, where the server is so
> hard used by many process, it could be very bad for global performance.
> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 11:58 PM, RJP Computing <firstname.lastname@example.org
>> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 4:33 PM, Marco Antonio Abreu <email@example.com
>>> Hi Guys,
>>> I am writting a script to copy some data from one database to another,
>>> this script will be running all the time, verifying if have something to
>>> I need to wait for some seconds between two checks, to do not overload
>>> the DB server or CPU.
>>> How can I implement a function (or use if already has) to perform a
>>> "sleep", to wait some (milli)seconds doing nothing.
>> This is a Lua version and yes I know it is not a true Sleep because it
>> uses CPU, but here you go:
>> function Delay( seconds )
>> local start = os.clock()
>> while os.clock() - start < seconds do end
>> Delay( .500 )