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setInterval OR setTimeout: Am I understanding this right?


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#1 Schoening   Members   -  Reputation: 141

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:02 AM

Is this right? We are talking about JavaScript. Event Based Language.


If I use setInterval to call a function every second, and the funtion takes 2 seconds to process. Then I am going to "stack up" requests indefinelty? and creating a longer and longer delay?


If I use setTimeout, and specify 1 second. Then the function will run (again, lets say 2 seconds) and then start the timeout. And not stack up requests.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:47 AM

Look here.

Often it will freeze the browser or ignore the next interval until the current one is done.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:36 AM

So this is a yes for setTimeout?




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