[webkit-dev] Proposed Timer API

Justin Haygood jhaygood at reaktix.com
Wed Oct 1 09:59:25 PDT 2008

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[mailto:webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org] On Behalf Of Maciej Stachowiak
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 1:02 PM
To: Darin Adler
Cc: WebKit Development
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Proposed Timer API

On Oct 1, 2008, at 9:58 AM, Darin Adler wrote:

> On Oct 1, 2008, at 9:16 AM, Mike Belshe wrote:
>> If you're going to propose a new API designed for hi-res timers, it
>> ought to use units of microseconds instead of milliseconds.
> Or units of seconds, perhaps? Since JavaScript numbers are already
> floating point.

That's what I would propose. Then browsers can offer greater precision  
in the future without having to redesign the API.


Updating now. Units of seconds. Precisision is browser defined, but will be
higher precision (or same precision) as setInterval/setTimeout.

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