Timer server

Vlad Dumitrescu (EAW) <>
Fri Jan 17 15:52:27 CET 2003

> The timer_server (timer module) is in the process of beeing rewritten 
> right now. The new implementation will use the timer BIFs 
> (see the man 
> page for the erlang module) as much as possible.
> The current implementation is inefficient (use the timer BIFs if you 
> can) especially if there are many timers at the same time.
> Regards Kenneth Lundin (Product Manager for OTP)

Thanks a lot! 

The timer BIFs accept only 32 bit arguments... In milliseconds, that's not a high upper limit. Will that change?


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