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JAVA problem

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Hey guys, got a question about Java(not javascript).
Is it possible for me to delay the output of a string or char. So for example you run the program and each position in the string is displayed with like a 0.5 second wait after the previous position.

Its for a program in which the user can have a conversation with the program itself, that will be the overall function of the program. So a nice fancy delayed output for what the program syas to you would be a nice little touch.

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it´s pretty simple by using the sleep()-method to pause the thread:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/api/j ... hread.html (in the method summary).

here´s a simple example:

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public class TSleep extends Thread{
public static void main(String argv[]){
       TSleep t = new TSleep();
       t.start();
       }
      public void run(){
          try{
             while(true){
                  this.sleep(500);
                  System.out.println("looping while");
                 }
            }catch(InterruptedException ie){}
       }
}
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Beurk! while(true) yark yark yark....
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