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- Subject: Re: Can't Lua ever sleep?
- From: Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie@...>
- Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2017 08:39:35 +0200
2017-03-06 8:35 GMT+02:00 Daurnimator <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On 6 March 2017 at 17:31, Dirk Laurie <email@example.com> wrote:
>> 2017-03-06 7:53 GMT+02:00 Sean Conner <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>> It was thus said that the Great Dirk Laurie once stated:
>>>> I've searched the manual for "sleep", "wait", "pause", "delay"
>>>> and not found any except the pauses of the GC. Does it have
>>>> a different name or must I load some module?
>>> In the context of POSIX:
>>> sleep() pause execution for a given amount of time
>>> wait() pause execution until a child process exits
>>> pause() pause execution until a signal happens
>>> delay there is no spoon
>>> -spc (So what exactly are you trying to achieve?)
>> A semi-animated slideshow in lcurses. I have a Turbo Pascal
>> mindset when it comes to fullscreen text apps. Unit Crt used to
>> have a "Delay", lcurses seems not to.
> Do you actually want to sleep for X seconds?
> Or do you want to sleep for X seconds *or* until input is received?
> (e.g. to allow pressing 'space' to go forwards a slide manually)
I can imagine that one would crave for the latter sooner or later,
although for now the former will do.