[webkit-dev] setTimeout as browser speed throttle

Rob Burns robburns1 at mac.com
Thu Oct 2 03:23:22 PDT 2008

On Oct 2, 2008, at 6:01 AM, Linus Upson wrote:

>> My impression from your remarks was that you thought 1ms is working  
>> fine
> 1ms is definitely not working fine for me. I've started reading the
> Washington Post since NYT makes my fan whir.

As another drastic anecdotal step, I've turned off javascript on  
Safari (my main browser) and turn to other browsers when I find a site  
that requires javascript. If I don't do that, I find my Macbook Air  
battery eaten away in under an hour just because I left pages open  
that use setTimeout inappropriately. I wonder if in addition to a  
highres timer, we shouldn't also be considering other event driven  
APIs that could largely eliminate the use of timers from most sites.

Take care,

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