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Sleep

Causes program execution to delay for the specified number of seconds.

Synopsis

Sleep time

Arguments

time A number specifying the number of seconds to delay. Can be an integer specifying whole seconds, or a decimal number specifying fractional seconds.

Description

The Sleep statement delays program execution for the specified duration in seconds. Program execution then resumes at the statement immediately following Sleep. A non-numeric time value is treated as zero.

Examples

The following example illustrates the use of the Sleep statement with whole seconds:

Println now
Sleep 5
Println now
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The following example illustrates the use of the Sleep statement with fractional seconds:

Println now
Sleep 0.9
Println now
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See Also

  • Basic: Now function, Timer function

  • ObjectScript: HANG command