cron



A set of functions for executing actions at a certain time interval by Enrique García Cota aka kikito.

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local cron = require 'cron'
 
local function printMessage()
  print('Hello')
end
 
-- the following calls are equivalent:
local c1 = cron.after(5, printMessage)
local c2 = cron.after(5, print, 'Hello')
 
c1:update(2) -- will print nothing, the action is not done yet
c1:update(5) -- will print 'Hello' once
 
c1:reset() -- reset the counter to 0
 
-- prints 'hey' 5 times and then prints 'hello'
while not c1:update(1) do
  print('hey')
end
 
-- Create a periodical clock:
local c3 = cron.every(10, printMessage)
 
c3:update(5) -- nothing (total time: 5)
c3:update(4) -- nothing (total time: 9)
c3:update(12) -- prints 'Hello' twice (total time is now 21)


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