LiveCode equivalent to 'cron' for automated background functions?
keith.clarke at me.com
Wed Nov 28 12:43:23 EST 2018
Thanks Mike, I was aware of ‘do’ but hadn’t used ’send’, so not seen its timer aspect.
The examples in the dictionary look potentially useful for a couple of lightweight activities I’d like to have ticking-over in the background on my LC Server, pending page visits.
> On 28 Nov 2018, at 17:30, Mike Kerner via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> In the meantime, there are two commands to have a look at if you want to
> have a crack at rolling your own
> send and do
> send "doSomething" to me in 60 seconds
> then there is a way to see if you're interrupting an asynchronous activity
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 12:02 PM Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com>
>> LC is single-threaded so CRON is a little tricky. I have code that works
>> with those limitations. I suppose I should repo it. Some day I might even
>> get the secondary process part working.
>> On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 11:15 AM Keith Clarke via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> Please can anyone steer me towards the dictionary keyword equivalent to
>>> ‘cron' jobs for initiating time-based background functions, along the lines
>>> on TimeAt pHour pMinute pSecond
>>> do stuff
>>> end TimeAt
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> On the second day, God created the oceans.
> On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
> and did a little diving.
> And God said, "This is good."
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