Wait Time less than 1 millisecond?

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Wed May 28 12:03:16 EDT 2014


Try waiting 0 (with messages?) Zero is not quite zero.

I have no idea if a small loop, waiting 0 one or more times, might actually give you a fraction of a mS. This would be an interesting experiment.

Craig Newman

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Harrison <harrison at all-auctions.com>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Wed, May 28, 2014 11:39 am
Subject: Wait Time less than 1 millisecond?

Hi there,

I’m trying to speed up my application by reducing my wait times.

Unfortunately, the wait command itself says that the minimum
wait time is 1 millisecond.

I want to reduce my wait times to .5 or .25 milliseconds.

I’m thinking perhaps a loop to wait just a few cpu cycles.

It would be best if I could start and stop a timer which would
tell me exactly how much time has passed executing my loop.

Ideas?  Suggestions?


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