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A Kinder Gentler Event Loop

[kmp added as x3j13 editor.]

> Your only other choice is to have the event loop run continuously,
> waiting for a period of time to elapse by watching the clock, since
> SLEEP provides granularity of one second.

I couldn't just let something like this go by.

The definition of SLEEP says that the argument may be any non-negative
non-complex number (probably this should be read as non-negative REAL now).
This permits fractions of a second to be specified.  The actual granularity is
implementation specific.

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