Method sleep()


Method sleep

void sleep(int|float s, void|int abort_on_signal)

Description

This function makes the program stop for s seconds.

Only signal handlers can interrupt the sleep, and only when abort_on_signal is set. If more than one thread is running the signal must be sent to the sleeping thread. Other callbacks are not called during sleep.

If s is zero then this thread will yield to other threads but not sleep otherwise. Note that Pike yields internally at regular intervals so it's normally not necessary to do this.

See also

signal(), delay()