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Hello.I have the following function:
Python
from threading import Timer
a = 0
def TaskManager():
    global a
    t = Timer( 1, TaskManager )
    t.start()
    if(a == 5):
        t.cancel()
        return
    print("hello")
    a += 1
    

TaskManager()


I don't want to use time.sleep.
So, I want to pass a parameter in TaskManager function ,fox example I want to pass number 5, in order to wait for 5 seconds.
I tried to do this one:

What I have tried:

Python
from threading import Timer
def TaskManager(delay_time):
    
    t = Timer( 1 , TaskManager [delay_time])
    t.start()
    if(delay_time == 0):
        t.cancel()
        return
    print("hello")
    delay_time -= 1
    

TaskManager(5)


in order to delay for 5 sec. but I do not want interruption (like time.sleep() ).
I understand why the code is not working(because recursion never finishes)

I want something like millis() function from arduino( if you know).
How can I do this?
Thanks
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Nelek 17-Feb-21 16:43pm    
Has to be done as a recursion? Can't be done as a loop?
Nick_is_asking 17-Feb-21 16:55pm    
But,Timer() method has to pass a function parameter.
Nick_is_asking 17-Feb-21 17:29pm    
Any ideas?
Richard MacCutchan 18-Feb-21 4:28am    
That code is confusing because every time the Timer pops it will the TaskManager function, and keep going. In fact, when I tried it Python killed the job (quite correctly) with "RecursionError: maximum recursion depth exceeded".

Maybe if you explained exactly what problem you are trying to solve ...
Nick_is_asking 18-Feb-21 4:35am    
I want to do something for a few seconds(for example) without interrupt the whole code like time.sleep().

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