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From: Robert Roessler <roessler@r...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Waiting for float time
Yaron Minsky wrote:
> On 6/27/07, *Robert Roessler* <roessler@rftp.com 
> <mailto:roessler@rftp.com>> wrote:
> 
>     sayan@crans.org <mailto:sayan@crans.org> wrote:
> 
>     I believe the OCaml idiom for this is to use Unix.select with empty
>     lists for all THREE of the descriptor lists... and this does work on
>     Windows.
> 
> 
> Note, on Unix  at least, you need to wrap the call to select in an 
> exception handler, since select can be interrupted, at which point the 
> call throws an exception.

Thanks for the reminder - I am too familiar with OCaml's Windows 
version of Unix.select, which recognizes and special-cases the 
"sleep-only" use of select by transforming it into a non-alertable 
[Win32] Sleep() call. ;)

Robert Roessler
roessler@rftp.com
http://www.rftp.com