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Tcl_CreateTimerHandlerTcl Library Procedures 7.5



Tcl_CreateTimerHandler, Tcl_DeleteTimerHandler - call a pro- cedure at a given time


#include <tcl.h> Tcl_TimerToken Tcl_CreateTimerHandler(milliseconds, proc, clientData) Tcl_DeleteTimerHandler(token)


int milliseconds (in) How many mil- liseconds to wait before invoking proc. Tcl_TimerProc *proc (in) Procedure to invoke after mil- liseconds have elapsed. ClientData clientData (in) Arbitrary one-word value to pass to proc. Tcl_TimerToken token (in) Token for previously-created timer handler (the return value from some previous call to Tcl_CreateTimerHandler). _________________________________________________________________


Tcl_CreateTimerHandler arranges for proc to be invoked at a time milliseconds milliseconds in the future. The callback to proc will be made by Tcl_DoOneEvent, so Tcl_CreateTimerHandler is only useful in programs that dispatch events through Tcl_DoOneEvent or through Tcl com- mands such as vwait. The call to proc may not be made at the exact time given by milliseconds: it will be made at the next opportunity after that time. For example, if Tcl_DoOneEvent isn't called until long after the time has elapsed, or if there are other pending events to process before the call to proc, then the call to proc will be delayed. Tcl 1 Prepared by Ready-to-Run Software, Inc.

Tcl_CreateTimerHandlerTcl Library Procedures 7.5

     Proc should have arguments and return value that  match  the
     type Tcl_TimerProc:
          typedef void Tcl_TimerProc(ClientData clientData);
     The clientData parameter to proc is a copy of the clientData
     argument  given  to Tcl_CreateTimerHandler when the callback
     was created.  Typically, clientData points to a data  struc-
     ture  containing application-specific information about what
     to do in proc.

     Tcl_DeleteTimerHandler   may   be   called   to   delete   a
     previously-created  timer  handler.   It deletes the handler
     indicated by token so that no call to proc will be made;  if
     that  handler no longer exists (e.g. because the time period
     has  already  elapsed  and  proc  has  been   invoked   then
     Tcl_DeleteTimerHandler does nothing.  The tokens returned by
     Tcl_CreateTimerHandler never have a value  of  NULL,  so  if
     NULL  is passed to Tcl_DeleteTimerHandler then the procedure
     does nothing.


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