Tcl_CreateTimerHandler(3) Tcl Library Procedures Tcl_CreateTimerHandler(3)______________________________________________________________________________NAME
Tcl_CreateTimerHandler, Tcl_DeleteTimerHandler - call a procedure at a
Tcl_CreateTimerHandler(milliseconds, proc, clientData)
int milliseconds (in) How many milliseconds to wait
before invoking proc.
Tcl_TimerProc *proc (in) Procedure to invoke after
milliseconds have elapsed.
ClientData clientData (in) Arbitrary one-word value to
pass to proc.
Tcl_TimerToken token (in) Token for previously-created
timer handler (the return
value from some previous call
_________________________________________________________________DESCRIPTIONTcl_CreateTimerHandler arranges for proc to be invoked at a time mil‐
liseconds milliseconds in the future. The callback to proc will be
made by Tcl_DoOneEvent, so Tcl_CreateTimerHandler is only useful in
programs that dispatch events through Tcl_DoOneEvent or through Tcl
commands such as vwait. The call to proc may not be made at the exact
time given by milliseconds: it will be made at the next opportunity
after that time. For example, if Tcl_DoOneEvent isn't called until
long after the time has elapsed, or if there are other pending events
to process before the call to proc, then the call to proc will be
Proc should have arguments and return value that match the type
typedef void Tcl_TimerProc(ClientData clientData);
The clientData parameter to proc is a copy of the clientData argument
given to Tcl_CreateTimerHandler when the callback was created. Typi‐
cally, clientData points to a data structure containing application-
specific information about what to do in proc.
Tcl_DeleteTimerHandler may be called to delete a previously-created
timer handler. It deletes the handler indicated by token so that no
call to proc will be made; if that handler no longer exists (e.g.
because the time period has already elapsed and proc has been invoked
then Tcl_DeleteTimerHandler does nothing. The tokens returned by
Tcl_CreateTimerHandler never have a value of NULL, so if NULL is passed
to Tcl_DeleteTimerHandler then the procedure does nothing.
callback, clock, handler, timer
Tcl 7.5 Tcl_CreateTimerHandler(3)