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Re: Idle Time to Poll Serve

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Idle Time to Poll Serve
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:41:36 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richmond <> writes:

> I have devised this script to set up idle timers to poll the news
> server. But it seems to cause emacs to hang after a while. If I use gtk
> I can get it to respond with ctrl-g, but running in a terminal,
> i.e. konsole or lxterminal, it is more difficult. What's wrong? This is
> placed in .gnus
> (defun news-check ()
>   (ignore-errors
>     (gnus-group-get-new-news)
>     )
>   (setq result (run-with-idle-timer (time-add (current-idle-time) 300) t 
> (lambda () (news-check))))
>   )

Why is this function recursive? That's bound to be a bad idea. I would
refactor to remove the recursion, and to only start another check after
the last one has completed.

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