IO::Async::Timer::Absolute

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)
Updated: 2018-04-19
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NAME

"IO::Async::Timer::Absolute" - event callback at a fixed future time  

SYNOPSIS

 use IO::Async::Timer::Absolute;

 use POSIX qw( mktime );

 use IO::Async::Loop;
 my $loop = IO::Async::Loop->new;

 my @time = gmtime;

 my $timer = IO::Async::Timer::Absolute->new(
    time => mktime( 0, 0, 0, $time[3]+1, $time[4], $time[5] ),

    on_expire => sub {
       print "It's midnight\n";
       $loop->stop;
    },
 );

 $loop->add( $timer );

 $loop->run;

 

DESCRIPTION

This subclass of IO::Async::Timer implements one-shot events at a fixed time in the future. The object waits for a given timestamp, and invokes its callback at that point in the future.

For a "Timer" object that waits for a delay relative to the time it is started, see instead IO::Async::Timer::Countdown.  

EVENTS

The following events are invoked, either using subclass methods or CODE references in parameters:  

on_expire

Invoked when the timer expires.  

PARAMETERS

The following named parameters may be passed to "new" or "configure":  

on_expire => CODE

CODE reference for the "on_expire" event.  

time => NUM

The epoch time at which the timer will expire.

Once constructed, the timer object will need to be added to the "Loop" before it will work.

Unlike other timers, it does not make sense to "start" this object, because its expiry time is absolute, and not relative to the time it is started.  

AUTHOR

Paul Evans <leonerd@leonerd.org.uk>


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
EVENTS
on_expire
PARAMETERS
on_expire => CODE
time => NUM
AUTHOR
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