[erlang-questions] writing a delay loop without now()
Wed Feb 18 02:10:51 CET 2009
I need more resolution than timer:sleep() will give me. (timer:sleep
gives widely varying results, based on the underlying operating
system). Ugly though it may be, I've been using a spin loop based on
now() and timer:now_diff(). While this appears to work, based on the
values returned by now(), it runs much faster than wall clock time.
I'm assuming it's because of this:
"It is also guaranteed that subsequent calls to this BIF returns
continuously increasing values."
Is there another BIF I should be using? I'm hoping I don't have to
write my own linked-in driver for this.
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