[erlang-questions] setting a timer for a given date and time

Oscar Hellström <>
Tue Nov 4 17:00:12 CET 2008


How about timer:now_diff/2

Hynek Vychodil wrote:
> calendar:time_difference/2 is signed as deprecated in documentation.
> 
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Joel Reymont <
> <mailto:>> wrote:
> 
>     What is a robust way of setting a timer for a given UTC date and time?
> 
>     I guess I can take the difference between now (UTC) and the given
>     datetime using calendar:time_difference/2. This would give me seconds
>     which I could multiply by 1000 to get the milliseconds the timer
>     needs.
> 
>     Would this be the best approach, though?
> 
>        Thanks, Joel
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