[erlang-questions] Newbie question: wait until an absolute time

Alpár Jüttner <>
Fri Feb 1 11:23:40 CET 2008

Dear all,

Is there any simple way in erlang to wait until a certain absolute time
or to do something at a specific time in the future ? Namely, I'm
looking for the absolute counterpart of the functions sleep(),
send_after(), apply_after() and the 'after TimeOut ->'.

Is it there anything like the opposite of  now_to_universal_time(Now)?

Anyway, is there any easy way to use a larger timeout than it is
representable by a single integer?


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