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From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Zone]
Date: 13 Jun 2002 19:47:02 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> This does not happen for me on GNU/Linux in the latest sources.  I
> don't see anything in ChangeLog about fixing it.  (I can't access the
> repository from here.)  Does it fail for you?

zone-when-idle 180 does indeed give a delay of around 18 seconds.
But zone-when-idle 20 gives a delay of 20 seconds, so it is not as
simple as a multiple of 10 out. I get the same results on GNU/Linux,
so it is probably a bug in zone rather than a low level timer bug
specific to Windows.

> From: "Almer S. Tigelaar" <address@hidden>
> Subject: Zone
> To: <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 09:58:39 +0200 (CEST)
> Dear maintainers of my favourite editor,
> Using : GNU Emacs 21.1.1 (i386-msvc-nt5.0.2195) of 2002-03-19 on buffy
> Description :
> I noticed an error in the "zone" package, it seems that the argument to
> "zone-when-idle" is not in seconds but in 1/10ths of a second.
> Reproduction:
> try "M-x zone-when-idle 180"
> Sit back and don't touch anything, notice that it zones out after 18
> seconds, not 180 as the documentation suggests.
> Remarks:
> The "run-with-idle-timer" function does not exhibit this malfunction which
> suggests that the problem lies within the zone package itself.
> Yours sincerely,
> Almer S. Tigelaar
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