[ace-users] APG question: about the current_time of handle_timeout

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu
Fri Sep 7 08:02:54 CDT 2007


> In chapter APG 7.5.1
> What's the meaning of parameter current_time of the callback
> handle_timout ?
> Is it the expire time or the selected time or the dispatch time ?

It's the dispatch time.

> What's the difference between selected time and dispatch time ?

If the reactor has many timer handlers to dispatch a period of time
will elapse between the selected time and the time when any given
handler is actually dispatched.

Take care,

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