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Re: Proposal for a new mechanism for delayed stuff

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Proposal for a new mechanism for delayed stuff
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:08:56 -0500
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On Tue, 25 Dec 2012 14:20:31 +0100 Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> wrote: 

LI> The idea I had yesterday was to make this totally general:

   (1.5 (message "This is sure taking a lot of time..."))
   (10 (message "This is sure taking forever!")))

LI> A la condition-case and stuff, although here we have forms that are
LI> run if the main form takes too long.  So after 1.5 seconds we trigger
LI> the first, and after 10 we trigger the second.

I like it.

LI> And perhaps it would also be possible to have a special thing in the
LI> timeout forms that would conclude the entire main form?  Like `return'
LI> or something.

You could use 'finally?


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