[webkit-dev] High Resolution Timer API proposal(s)

Ojan Vafai ojan at chromium.org
Thu Oct 2 17:32:41 PDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 5:16 PM, Aaron Boodman <aa at google.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> > I don't really like the overengineered version. I like the "fairly
> > minimalist" version best, but is there anything from the
> > overengineered version that should be added to it?
> I like the "fairly minimalist" version best as well.
> The stop() method does seem a little lonely on the Timer interface all
> by itself.
> If others think any other members from the "overengineered" version
> are important I would welcome them to keep stop() company.

+1. My ideal would be the following:

Timer startTimer(double delayInSeconds, bool repeating, Function callback);

interface Timer {
    void stop();
    void resume();
    void setDelay(double delayInSeconds);

That would cover the majority of cases I've seen in real-world javascript
code. The argument for setDelay is wanting to be able to tweak the delay on
the fly (e.g. Google Page Creator has autosave code that gets a response
from the server  with a longer delay time when the server is overloaded).

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