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This repository is scheduled for deprecation in favor of tokio.
Development is continuing over there. This repository will be kept around for historical reasons.
Timer facilities for Tokio
First, add this to your
[dependencies] tokio-timer = "0.1"
Next, add this to your crate:
extern crate tokio_timer;
What is tokio-timer?
This crate provides timer facilities for usage with Tokio. Currently, the only timer implementation is a hashed timing wheel, but will provide a binary heap based timer at some point.
A timer provides the ability to set a timeout, represented as a future. When the timeout is reached, the future completes. This can be implemented very efficiently and avoiding runtime allocations.
Hashed Timing Wheel
Inspired by the paper by Varghese and Lauck, the hashed timing wheel is a great choice for the usage pattern commonly found when writing network applications.
tokio-timer is primarily distributed under the terms of both the MIT
license and the Apache License (Version 2.0), with portions covered by
various BSD-like licenses.
See LICENSE-APACHE, and LICENSE-MIT for details.
The MPMC queue implementation is inspired from 1024cores, see LICENSE-MPMC for details.