iOS: Wait Time less than 1 millisecond?

Rick Harrison harrison at all-auctions.com
Wed May 28 13:12:33 EDT 2014


Hi Dar,

Sorry, I should have told you it is for iOS.

The good news is that ’the long seconds' is supposed to work for iOS
according to the documentation.  I’ll give it a try.

I’ll look for darzTimer plugin too at your link.

Thanks!

Rick


On May 28, 2014, at 12:55 PM, Dar Scott <dsc at swcp.com> wrote:

> On OS X, you can use ‘the long seconds’.  
> 
> On Windows and with a commercial LiveCode, you might be able to use darzTimer plugin to help with measuring looping delays.
> 
> I haven’t looked at that in years.  Find it here:
> http://pages.swcp.com/dsc/revstacks.html
> 
> It is a plugin stack with an embedded external.  
> 
> Unfortunately, it is locked and I will have to go and unzip some files in some old CDs to find an unlocked version.  
> 
> Another approach for Windows is to calibrate your delay command by calling it a thousand times at the start.  You might even thousand, tweak, thousand, tweak.  It might cost a half second at a slash screen, though.  That should work for OS X, too.
> 
> Dar Scott
> Externals and Libraries
> 
> On May 28, 2014, at 9:37 AM, Rick Harrison <harrison at all-auctions.com> wrote:
> 
>> 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?
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Rick
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