A good methodology to code Wi Py 2.
I would like to read/find some advise in regards to how to create a "infinity loop" in Wi Py 2.0. I have done it by doing the following, but I am not so sure it is the best way.
so...I have a python.py file, and I might have the following functions defined and a "main" function inside a while(1)
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I have the feeling that I am wasting resources here, and there is a better way. so question time!!
- Am I right or wrong in my programming approach?
- I am not familiar with Threads? is this the way to go?
- Any other ways to be more efficient code/ memory usage?
- Any doco that I can be pointed to?
Ok, so it looks like at the end, it is not that bad to use a While(True) to generate an infinite loop. I know that a ON/OFF LED is not really a good example.
thank you everyone for the comments
Never write while(1), use while(True) instead.
from machine import Pin def pin_handler(arg): print("got an interrupt in pin %s" % (arg.id())) p_in = Pin('P10', mode=Pin.IN, pull=Pin.PULL_UP) p_in.callback(Pin.IRQ_FALLING | Pin.IRQ_RISING, pin_handler)
but for blinking led it is not good
import pycom import time pycom.heartbeat(False) for cycles in range(10): # stop after 10 cycles pycom.rgbled(0x007f00) # green time.sleep(5) pycom.rgbled(0x7f7f00) # yellow time.sleep(1.5) pycom.rgbled(0x7f0000) # red time.sleep(4)
Thank you for your reply. I am totally new to micro python programming style. All I want to do, at the moment is to turn a LED On and Off a fix number of times. Would you mind to elaborate a bit more about the pin handler option?
This depend of code - e.g. better is have pin handler instead read it in every loop.
You can also use machine.idle to prevent 100% CPU usage
Without more specific sample of usage it is rather hard to advice something.