temporal

Non-blocking, temporal task sequencing.

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temporal

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Non-blocking, temporal task sequencing. temporal does NOT use setTimeout or setInterval.

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Getting Started

npm install temporal

Examples

var temporal = require("temporal");

// Wait n milliseconds, execute a task
temporal.delay( 500, function() {

  console.log( "500ms later..." );

});

// Loop every n milliseconds, executing a task each time
temporal.loop( 500, function() {

  console.log( "Every 500ms..." );

  // |this| is a reference to the temporal instance
  // use it to cancel the loop by calling:
  //
  this.stop();

  // The number of times this loop has been executed:
  this.called; // number

  // The first argument to the callback is the same as |this|
});

// Queue a sequence of tasks: delay, delay
// Each delay time is added to the prior delay times.
temporal.queue([
  {
    delay: 500,
    task: function() {
      // Executes 500ms after temporal.queue(...) is called
    }
  },
  {
    delay: 500,
    task: function() {
      // Executes 1000ms after temporal.queue(...) is called

      // The last "delay" task will emit an "ended" event
    }
  }
]);

// Queue a sequence of tasks: delay then loop
// Each delay time is added to the prior delay times.
temporal.queue([
  {
    delay: 500,
    task: function() {
      // Executes 500ms after temporal.queue(...) is called
    }
  },
  {
    loop: 100,
    task: function() {
      // Executes 600ms after temporal.queue(...) is called

      // Executes every 100ms thereafter.
    }
  }
]);

Contributing

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using grunt.

License

See LICENSE file.

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