clock() and sleep(int) system calls

Joe Clark
Sun Nov 12 23:18:00 GMT 2000

Hello there.  I'm trying to build a socket-based program on WinNT 4, and 
I'd like to be able to combine clock() and sleep() in the program, but from 
my preliminary experiments, it appears that the sleep() function 
reinitializes the variable that clock() keeps track of -- so much for 
measuring elapsed time.  Is this documented somewhere?  Is there some good 
explanation for why it works this way?  Is there a way around it?

While I'm at it, for those who know socket programming, is there a way to 
"kill" a call to the accept(...) function, which normally blocks until a 
connection comes in?  I'd like to declare a maximum time for my server to 
run (say 5 minutes), and then have it exit normally.

Thanks for your help.
- Joe Clark, Iowa State University

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