View Full Version : Python - wait time problem

December 2nd, 2010, 06:41 PM
Hey, I've been working on a project for a while now. What it does is, it reads data from a website every five minutes, then updates itself. Thing is, I'm having a little trouble getting it to wait five minutes. This is what I have been using in python:

x = 1
while x == 1:

It's a tkinter application I'm running this through basically, but that's what I was doing to get it to go every 5 minutes. Unfortunately, whenever I do, I get the error:
"AttributeError: 'str' object has no attribute 'sleep'"
Which makes no sense to me, because I'm importing from the time module.

December 2nd, 2010, 07:02 PM
at some point you must have assigned a string variable to time, so that you've lost the reference to the time module.

search your code for something like:
time = ??something??

December 2nd, 2010, 07:44 PM
Ah, turns out I had by accident. Thanks mate!

Although, now the tkinter window isn't opening. Oh dear.