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Re: problems with idle timers


From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: problems with idle timers
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 13:49:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Kai Grossjohann <address@hidden> writes:

> Phillip Lord <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> So good so far. This has pretty much the behaviour I want. But there
>> is problem. While the timer works mostly as I want, and stops when I
>> do anything to Emacs, I notice that it sometimes gets stuck. So I'll
>> go and make some tea, and the idle timer will not have started
>> again. If I do something with emacs and then let it idle generally the
>> timer will start again happily. 
>
> This appears to be the result of passing t for REPEAT: it will run
> the idle timer only once for each time Emacs is idle.
>
> But I don't grok the docs, so I don't know what happens when passing
> nil.

Ah, now I understand.  Hm.  Passing nil for REPEAT is even worse, as
it will run the function only once.  Hm.

Kai





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