Thanks Blair . That is exactly what I was looking for , a true wait and not
some kind of a resource sensitive looping.

-Amit





Blair Wyman <wyman@vnet.ibm.com> on 11/24/99 04:02:08 PM

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Subject:  Re: DLYJOb in Perl




Excerpts from midrange-l: 24-Nov-99 DLYJOb in Perl
Amit.Mukherjee@smed.com (478*)

> Is there an equivalent of DLYJOB in Perl . I want a Perl script  to do
some
> tasks repetitively in intervals.

I've not done Perl on the AS/400, but the general Perl function is
'sleep(n)' where n is the number of seconds to sleep.  IIRC, the AIX
implementation does this with a signal, so it's a true wait and not some
sort of CPU-intensive polling loop.  There's also 'alarm', but the
perldoc advises not to mix sleep and alarm.

The perldoc also advises that to sleep less at a finer granularity than
one second, it's possible to use the syscall 'setitimer', but I doubt
that the AS/400 Perl is so endowed.

-blair

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