Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Keep It Simple, Stupid

Re: Object Methods with POE::Kernel's alarm?

by revdiablo (Prior)
on Jan 19, 2009 at 22:46 UTC ( #737418=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Object Methods with POE::Kernel's alarm?

It looks like kyle already posted a good example of what you want, but I thought you might like a bit of explanation as to why your existing solution didn't work. Your code was:

$_[KERNEL]->alarm( $self->method => time() + 5 );

This will call $self->method right away, and pass its return value to $_[KERNEL]->alarm(). Then, later, POE will try to trigger an event named whatever your method returned.

In contrast, the code kyle posted wraps the call to $self->method in an event handler that gets called when the alarm triggers. You need the wrapping to avoid calling the method too soon.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://737418]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others examining the Monastery: (5)
As of 2021-08-03 14:11 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    My primary motivation for participating at PerlMonks is: (Choices in context)

    Results (39 votes). Check out past polls.