Sleep command

Mike Matthews omnis at
Wed Mar 4 02:41:51 EST 2015

At last, a replacement for a $timer or a simple repeat loop looking at #CT.  I shall try and read more then.:)


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On 4 Mar 2015, at 04:48, Reg Paling <Reg.Paling at> wrote:

> Hi Bas,
> From the Studio v6.1 Whatsnew61.pdf:
>   sleep() Function
>   A sleep() function has been added to allow you to suspend method execution for a specified
>   length of time. The function sleep(milliseconds) suspends execution for the specified
>   number of milliseconds, and returns true if execution was suspended successfully or false if
>   an error occurred. Note this function is not available in client-executed methods.
> I wonder what sort of error could cause it to return false, and what you could do about it if you trapped it?
> Cheers,
> Reg
> On 4/03/2015 3:40 pm, Bastiaan Olij wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Does Omnis have a sleep function where it just pauses for a few
>> milliseconds?
>> I need to halt execution of a method for a brief period of time to give
>> an external process a moment to finish and in this case I can't really
>> solve it with a timer..
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