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Sleep function not always functioning?

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I'm using the Sleep function in some simple code; Sleep(900000) does indeed give me a :15 minute wait, but when I try for longer periods, i.e. Sleep(7200000) for a two hour delay, it just never wakes up.! Anything I should know about using sleep for more than just a few minutes?

Seems like a simple enough function! - Mike

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Let you know in two hours. :whistle:

Lol, good one xcal.

It should work, have you tested it yourself? Perhaps use TimerInit() & TimerDiff(...) instead?

Kurt:)


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Let you know in two hours

Me to...

Well, this simle test will show it:

Sleep(7200000)

MsgBox(0, "", "")

From the help file:

Remarks

Maximum sleep time is 2147483647 milliseconds (24 days).

Hm... i don't sure if this is related, but...

Please note that some of the limits are theoretical and you may run into performance or memory related problems before you reach the actual limit.


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Lol, good one xcal.

It should work, have you tested it yourself? Perhaps use TimerInit() & TimerDiff(...) instead?

Kurt:)

I definitely have to agree that for me using TimerInit()/TimerDiff() is the way to go. you could try something like this...

local $starttime=TimerInit()
do
sleep(100)
until TimerDiff($starttime)>7200000
msgbox(0,"","")

from the helpfile on TimerDiff():

Returns the time difference (in milliseconds) from a previous call to TimerInit().

Edited by improbability_paradox

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Of course, because if you use sleep, you cannot perform any functions "during" the sleep. Using TimerInit & TimerDiff allows you to check if the timer reached X, and do anything you wish.

Kurt :whistle:


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Heh I was serious

I am to :)

Ok, the MsgBox has shown, there is no problem with the function :whistle:


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I am to :)

Ok, the MsgBox has shown, there is no problem with the function :whistle:

D*&^. Well, I'll try another approach, although I dislike abandoning SLEEP just because I can't get it to work. - Thanks for the time - Mike

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Of course, because if you use sleep, you cannot perform any functions "during" the sleep...

Hotkeys and the adlib function all work during a Sleep...

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Hotkeys and the adlib function all work during a Sleep...

:) Shhhh... you'll get people asking "why" or "how" and then we will have to point them to the "Things NOT To Do List". :whistle:

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