[erlang-questions] Erlang Scheduler for Recurring Events

Tim Watson <>
Thu Aug 25 10:20:45 CEST 2011


On 24 August 2011 23:17, Jon Watte <> wrote:
> I second the use of timer:send_interval. Your gen_server can use this within
> init(), and will get   timer messages sent to its handle_info() callback.
> Sincerely,
> jw

I seem to remember reading comments on this list (which I'll have to
dig out later) suggesting that the timer module doesn't perform that
well compared to using the raw erlang:start_timer/3 API. Has this
changed or was it mis-information to begin with?



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