Alternative to sleep()

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    Alternative to sleep()

    Hi, I need a function that will keep the program inactive for n milliseconds. sleep() in unistd.h does this in seconds. I searched google but didn't find much (1 that didn't work and had C++ code too).
    I am programming for Windows, so I don't need to worry about portability.

    Thanks

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    never mind, I found one function Sleep() that takes milliseconds. But I'm not sure which header it's included in.

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    Declared in Winbase.h; include Windows.h.
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms686298.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abda92 View Post
    Hi, I need a function that will keep the program inactive for n milliseconds. sleep() in unistd.h does this in seconds. I searched google but didn't find much (1 that didn't work and had C++ code too).
    I am programming for Windows, so I don't need to worry about portability.

    Thanks
    The most portable method of sub-second waiting is select(). Not a standard C function, but available on all UNIX as well as Windows.

    Simply pass an empty set of descriptors and set the timeout to the value you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    The most portable method of sub-second waiting is select(). Not a standard C function, but available on all UNIX as well as Windows.

    Simply pass an empty set of descriptors and set the timeout to the value you want.
    Wow, I thought select() was just used for networking. Although isn't usleep() fairly common on UNIX?

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