Fix Python – Executing periodic actions [duplicate]


Asked By – Bruce

I am working on Windows. I want to execute a function foo() every 10 seconds.
How do I do this?

Now we will see solution for issue: Executing periodic actions [duplicate]


At the end of foo(), create a Timer which calls foo() itself after 10 seconds.
Because, Timer create a new thread to call foo().
You can do other stuff without being blocked.

import time, threading
def foo():
    threading.Timer(10, foo).start()


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This question is answered By – kev

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