Re: Sleep

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 06-22-92 (14:12)             Number: 1265
From: MIKE KRUPPENBACHER           Refer#: NONE
  To: DEREK LYONS                   Recvd: NO  
Subj: Re: Sleep                      Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
 DL> BG|Does anyone have a goon routine to replace SLEEP ?? without using
 DL> BG|timer?  I have a couple of workarounds but nothing ver streamlined.
 DL> BG|If you do have something could you share it?  Thanks.

 DL> How are you going to sleep for a specified period of time without
 DL> using TIMER?

 DL> Near as I can see you would have to use CALL INTERUPPT to acess the
 DL> hardware clock directly...

Do it the old fashioned way of course.. time out 10,000 loops on your
computer and then 5000 and then 2500, you now know
approximately how many loops is one second, and can do
without sleep etc..

Also, you can check clock speed and re-calibrate if you
want to get real fancy.. (ie, built in data says "this is a
33 mhz machine", from there, if you go to a 10 mhz machine
you reduce the number of loops..)

-Drask Darkstorm

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