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Posted 20 Apr 2011

Alternate to Thread.Sleep

, 27 Apr 2011 CPOL
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I coded this small stub to waste time as an alternate to Thread.Sleep:
private void WasteTime(TimeSpan unit)
  DateTime now = DateTime.Now;
  DateTime then = DateTime.Now + unit;
  while (now < then)
    now = DateTime.Now;

Works quite preceisely.

private void WasteTime(TimeSpan unit)
  DateTime then = DateTime.Now + unit;
  while (DateTime.Now < then)


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GeneralReason for my vote of 1 Wastes CPU cycles Pin
Member 798323829-Jul-11 8:26
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GeneralTime has passed (i was waiting :-)) now I found the word for... Pin
johannesnestler2-May-11 2:15
memberjohannesnestler2-May-11 2:15 
GeneralThe only time I needed something like this code was when I h... Pin
Adis H.28-Apr-11 2:24
memberAdis H.28-Apr-11 2:24 
GeneralPointless Pin
Nagy Vilmos28-Apr-11 0:48
memberNagy Vilmos28-Apr-11 0:48 
GeneralThere is difference between : DateTime waitForDating = DateT... Pin
Rajin Sayeed S Alam27-Apr-11 22:02
memberRajin Sayeed S Alam27-Apr-11 22:02 
GeneralThis is a fantastic example... of what to never do! Pin
AspDotNetDev27-Apr-11 10:49
protectorAspDotNetDev27-Apr-11 10:49 
GeneralThis blocks, so why call it? Pin
Greg Osborne27-Apr-11 7:10
memberGreg Osborne27-Apr-11 7:10 
GeneralTry Thread.SpinWait(1000000000) for a change. Pin
Kerem Kat27-Apr-11 5:36
memberKerem Kat27-Apr-11 5:36 
GeneralYes, I'd call it WastTimeAndCPUAndPower :-) Pin
johannesnestler21-Apr-11 3:44
memberjohannesnestler21-Apr-11 3:44 
GeneralRe: Of course. I agreed with above two comments. Whatever the im... Pin
CodingLover27-Apr-11 23:23
memberCodingLover27-Apr-11 23:23 
GeneralBut you do realize that they are not the same right? Because... Pin
Karthik. A20-Apr-11 16:34
memberKarthik. A20-Apr-11 16:34 
GeneralPointless and Inefficeint Pin
Nagy Vilmos28-Apr-11 0:45
memberNagy Vilmos28-Apr-11 0:45 
GeneralWhy? Pin
Andrew Rissing20-Apr-11 3:58
memberAndrew Rissing20-Apr-11 3:58 
GeneralCPU hog Pin
Indivara20-Apr-11 2:29
subeditorIndivara20-Apr-11 2:29 

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