A non-blocking sleep whit visual studio c++

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    A non-blocking sleep whit visual studio c++

    I'am trying to make a piece of code which will work as a non-blocking sleep.

    I tried to use the select, but it does not under visual c++

    Does any one have an idea about how i can do this ?

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    A blocking function means it returns when it's got what it came for, even if it has to wait to achieve that. So a non-blocking function allows your code to instantly continue execution. The purpose of a sleep function is to temporarily halt your program, therefore you cannot have a function that continues execution and sleeps at the same time.

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    And what about a delay function, then?

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    I guess the question is, what do you want to have happen that Sleep() doesn't do for you?

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    Sounds like you want to continue processing/normal app functioning while waiting for some event to occur (or process to finish).

    Have you looked at using a thread with WaitForSingleObjectEx()?
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