How do you tell a Ruby program to wait an arbitrary amount of time before moving on to the next line of code?
It's pretty easy:
The 'num_secs' value can be an integer or float. Also, if you're writing this within a Rails app, or have included the ActiveSupport library elsewhere in your project, you can construct longer intervals using the following convenience syntax:
sleep(4.minutes) # or, even longer... sleep(2.hours); sleep(3.days) # etc., etc. #Or shorter sleep(0.5) #Half a second