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8.0: Timers; Scheduler Sluggishness; Remote Terminal Status Line
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 90 14:22 EDT
From: Barry Margolin <barmar@Think.COM>
From: Dodds@YUKON.SCRC.Symbolics.COM (Douglas Dodds)
Of course, everybody should
convert to using new timers as soon as convenient.
Some of us might like to wait for "Periodic Actions" to be made public,
as all of our timers use the (:FOREVER <period>) option. The
documentation that recommends converting away from timer queues
references them. The online documentation says "TBD", the manual
doesn't describe them at all, and the interface functions are internal
symbols in the PROCESS package. Nothing in the system appears to use
them, so I'm not too sure of their stability.
It's unfortunately true that periodic actions are not documented, as I
was reminded when I looked this stuff up this morning. I personally
can't comment on their finishedness or stability.