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Re: sleep?

From: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>
To: Don Drake <dondrake(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: sleep?
Date: 2005-08-21 22:41:33
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On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 02:22:25PM -0500, Don Drake wrote:
> Is there a sleep function in plpgsql? I need to wait a period time (60 
> seconds) in a while loop.

SELECT oid::regprocedure
FROM pg_proc
WHERE proname ILIKE '%sleep%' OR prosrc ILIKE '%sleep%';
(0 rows)

When I need a sleep function on the server side I write one in C,
PL/Perl, PL/Tcl, PL/Python, etc.  PostgreSQL 8.0 and later have an
internal pg_usleep() function but it's not exposed to the user.  I
asked about exposing it recently but didn't see any replies (it was
in response to a message in pgsql-committers; I suppose I should
have asked in pgsql-hackers instead).

Michael Fuhr

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