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Re: [coreutils] slimmer alternative to sleep command?

From: Chris Jones
Subject: Re: [coreutils] slimmer alternative to sleep command?
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 17:49:41 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 02:44:18PM EST, Paul Jarc wrote:
> Chris Jones <> wrote:
> > I was wondering if I could avoid the overhead of starting and
> > terminating the sleep child process by using a different strategy. 
> Instead of bash, you could use a scripting language that has sleep as
> a built-in function.  Python, Perl, Guile, Ruby, Haskell...

I also thought or rewriting my scripts in C. 

I would imagine the linux implementation of the sleep() function does
not result in anything besides some system call or other?


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