[erlang-questions] Best way to do wall time alarms?
Wed Jan 24 09:48:12 CET 2007
Bengt Kleberg wrote:
> On 2007-01-24 07:30, jm wrote:
>> Haven't had a change to investigate this and thought someone may have a
>> good idea as to the best approach. I'm after a way for a process to be
>> notified on the hour and then every quarter hour there after, eg, 00:00,
>> 00:15, 00:30, 00:45, etc. The use of a quarter hour is just an example
>> and in the real application it will be configurable. The use of notify
>> hints at the use of gen_event as the receive or as an intermediary. The
>> question really then is what is the best way to generate these events?
>> Is there a standard approach, etc?
> perhaps the module
> and one of the functions:
> could help you to do what you want?
Thanks. I'm busy attempting to get my head around mnesia at the moment,
hence not having a chance to investigate this. This question was sitting
in the back of my mind distracting me and I thought that there must be a
standard implementation as it's a common and basic thing to do. So far
I've found the man page (part of stdlib) for timer which I'll have to
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