Note that sleep is emulated on Windows to allow alarm interrupts
authorSteve Hay <steve.m.hay@googlemail.com>
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:32:10 +0000 (17:32 +0100)
committerSteve Hay <steve.m.hay@googlemail.com>
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:40:46 +0000 (17:40 +0100)
This came up recently in [perl #33096].

pod/perlport.pod

index 6be7487..ac35534 100644 (file)
@@ -1923,7 +1923,9 @@ Not implemented. (Win32, VMS, S<RISC OS>, VOS)
 
 =item sleep
 
-Limited to a maximum of 4294967 seconds, approximately 49 days. (Win32)
+Emulated using synchronization functions such that it can be
+interrupted by alarm(), and limited to a maximum of 4294967 seconds,
+approximately 49 days. (Win32)
 
 =item sockatmark