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Re: Help with exponential backoff

by Madams (Monk)
on Oct 13, 2006 at 18:04 UTC ( #578195=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Help with exponential backoff

Also take a look at Higher Order Perl on MjD's site.

A useful concept is Fibonacci Numbers. Fibonacci numbers get larger the farther into the sequence you get: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13...

If you choose the "next" fibonnaci number in sequence as your new "time out" (or whatever) the hits should start to spread out a little more.

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