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Re: run-with-timer vs run-with-idle-timer

From: João Távora
Subject: Re: run-with-timer vs run-with-idle-timer
Date: Wed, 9 May 2018 20:34:59 +0100

On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 8:21 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> From: João Távora <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 09 May 2018 20:15:23 +0100
> > An idle timer set for 600 seconds will run when ten minutes have
> > elapsed since the last user command was finished, even if subprocess
> > output has been accepted thousands of times within those ten minutes,
> > and even if there have been garbage collections and autosaves.
> Doesn't this contradict what you told me first?  I.e doesn't this
> contradict the fact that this never returns?
>   (catch 'done
>     (run-with-idle-timer 600 nil (lambda () (throw 'done nil)))
>     (while t (accept-process-output nil 0.1))) ; 6 thousand times
> or should the manual be saying "even if subprocesses output has been
> non-explictly accepted thousands of times"?

"Subprocess output" in that text doesn't include what
accept-process-output delivers, the text alludes to reading of
subprocess output via filter functions.

Hmm... There certainly seems to be more than a little room for 
confusion, but I couldn't probably think of a better phrasing. Thanks, 
and hoping future confused users can find this thread.


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