[erlang-questions] perform a function on a fixed time interval

Max Lapshin <>
Tue Aug 24 15:30:55 CEST 2010


On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 5:27 PM, Brian Williams <> wrote:
> Personally I prefer the idea of a computation process that receives a
> tick message, that way it can handle its own state, and keep that
> updated by other messages in between ticks.


It cannot guarantee you monotonic in time. You will have 1.0001
coefficient from wall clock and it may become a real problem in some
cases. Only comparing to wall clock may give you synchronization


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