[SDL] SDL_Delay() granularity

Hongli Lai h.lai at chello.nl
Thu Jul 11 03:28:01 PDT 2002


On Thu, 2002-07-11 at 07:31, Ryan C. Gordon wrote:
> 10 is the minimum, without the aid of a Real Time kernel. Don't use
> SDL_Delay in loops that need to pause for explicit amounts of time, since
> even without the 10 ms minimum, you aren't guaranteed to get an exact
> amount...well, with preemptive multitasking you aren't anyhow, but if you
> only need to delay for a few milliseconds, hog the CPU in a busy-loop and
> keep checking the current time until you have waited as long as you like.
> 

Do other operating systems like Win32 also have this 10 ms minimum?






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