[webkit-dev] setTimeout as browser speed throttle

Geoffrey Garen ggaren at apple.com
Tue Sep 30 12:58:15 PDT 2008

> Or there is option 3:
> 3) Restore the clamp for setTimeout and setInterval to 10ms for  
> compatibility, and add a new setHighResTimer API that does not have  
> any lower bound.

I'd like to tweak this suggestion a bit:

Let's make this new timer API object-oriented, so it can be both less  
slow and less crazy than setTimeout / setInterval. There are many  
"Timer" APIs in open source JavaScript libraries on which we could  
base a new API.

Perhaps a Timer object would always be high resolution, or perhaps it  
would have an "isHighResolution" bit.


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