5.8.1 Scheduler Objects

scheduler instances have the following methods:

enterabs( time, priority, action, argument)
Schedule a new event. The time argument should be a numeric type compatible with the return value of the timefunc function passed to the constructor. Events scheduled for the same time will be executed in the order of their priority.

Executing the event means executing action(*argument). argument must be a sequence holding the parameters for action.

Return value is an event which may be used for later cancellation of the event (see cancel()).

enter( delay, priority, action, argument)
Schedule an event for delay more time units. Other then the relative time, the other arguments, the effect and the return value are the same as those for enterabs().

cancel( event)
Remove the event from the queue. If event is not an event currently in the queue, this method will raise a RuntimeError.

empty( )
Return true if the event queue is empty.

run( )
Run all scheduled events. This function will wait (using the delayfunc function passed to the constructor) for the next event, then execute it and so on until there are no more scheduled events.

Either action or delayfunc can raise an exception. In either case, the scheduler will maintain a consistent state and propagate the exception. If an exception is raised by action, the event will not be attempted in future calls to run().

If a sequence of events takes longer to run than the time available before the next event, the scheduler will simply fall behind. No events will be dropped; the calling code is responsible for canceling events which are no longer pertinent.

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