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Continuous

About

Continuous is an event based utility used for setTimeout and setInterval. It is useful when trying to have code that runs at random or continuous intervals.

How to Install:

npm install continuous

How to Use:

var continuous = require('continuous');

//tell it to run 5 times
//every 1 to 3 seconds
var options = {
    limit: 5,
    minTime: 1000,
    maxTime: 3000,
    callback: function(){
        console.log('I have run');
        return Math.round(new Date().getTime()/1000.0);
    },
    random: true
};

var run = new continuous( options );

run.on('started', function(){
    console.log('It has begun to run');
});

run.on('stopped', function(){
    console.log('All Done');
});

run.on('complete', function(count, result){
    console.log('I have run ' + count + ' times');
    console.log('The return of callback is:');
    console.dir(result);
});

//start it
run.start();

//force it to stop after 5 seconds
setTimeout( function(){
    run.stop();
}, 5000 );

Options:

  • limit: Number - optional, default: -1(forever)
  • time: Number - milliseconds between runs (non-random only), default: 1000
  • minTime: Number - min allowed milliseconds between runs (random only), default: 0
  • maxTime: Number - max allowed milliseconds between runs (random only), default: 1000
  • random: Boolean - whether or not it should run randomly between minTime and maxTime, default: false
  • callback: Function - function to run continuously

Methods:

  • start() - start running
  • stop() - stop running
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