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Re: Add sleep builtin

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Add sleep builtin
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:35:33 -0400
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On 8/19/18 10:25 AM, konsolebox wrote:
> Hi Chet,
> The sleep command is often used in loops and using the external sleep
> is expensive.  Perhaps we can add the sleep builtin but have it
> disabled by default to avoid syntax conflict with the external one.

I don't think there's a problem with a `syntax conflict' as long as any
builtin sleep accepts a superset of the POSIX options for sleep(1).

I'm going to wait until after bash-5.0 is released before considering
this. In the meantime, there is the loadable version, which is now built
and installed by default when you run `make install'.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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