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IE settimeout arguments

Posted on July 19, 2011 | Comments Off on IE settimeout arguments

setTimeout() schedules an arbitrary function call for some point in future. This is useful when you have functions that do repetitive tasks some milliseconds apartment, but not constantly.

The reason why this is used instead of a simply while (true) { … } loop is because Javascript is a single-threaded language. So if you tie up the interpreter by executing one piece of code over and over, nothing else in the browser gets a chance to run. setTimeout() allows other pieces of Javascript (or browser events, such as clicking on a button) to run, while guaranteeing that your code will be executed at some point.

var   f = function() {function_name(arg1); };
setTimeout(f, msec);

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