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    counting down...

    Hi, I was wondering whether there was a function that would pause the program for one second. I want a program which would count down for absolutely no reason ... lol. I have something like this:


    PHP Code:
    for (i=0i<numberi++)
    {
    printf ("%d"i);
    //pausing for one second thing
    system("CLS");

    yeah, so I need something which will pause for one second ....

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    Since it seems like you're on a Windows system, you can include <windows.h> and use the Sleep function:
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    #include <windows.h>
    
    Sleep ( 1000 ); /* Pause for 1 second */
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Yeah, sorry, I meant to say what kind of system I was using but forgot. cheers!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude
    Since it seems like you're on a Windows system, you can include <windows.h> and use the Sleep function:
    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    Sleep ( 1000 ); /* Pause for 1 second */
    by the way, is it meant to be a capital S for Sleep? I was just wondering...

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    Yes.

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    >by the way, is it meant to be a capital S for Sleep? I was just wondering...
    No, it's not supposed to be a capital S. I randomly throw capital letters in the middle of my sentences and in my code just to trip people up. It sUre WaS coNVenIeNt ThaT THe s wAS cApItaLizeD BOtH tIMeS.

    But seriously, I'm anal about my spelling and grammar, and even more so about my code formatting. If I use a capital letter in a function name, chances are very good that I meant to.
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