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# coroutines
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Luke Rohde

10/22/2019, 2:19 PM
is there a recommended way to schedule a periodic task with coroutines? i see
ticker
, but it’s marked as obsolete and it’s unclear why
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marstran

10/22/2019, 2:34 PM
The docs say this:
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Note: Ticker channels are not currently integrated with structured concurrency and their api will change in the future.
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withoutclass

10/22/2019, 2:49 PM
Could use
repeat
with
delay
or a coroutine with a loop that checks
isActive
+
delay
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b

bdawg.io

10/22/2019, 3:57 PM
You could also use a
Flow
with an indefinite generator with a delay if you want it as a stream
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Dennis Schröder

10/23/2019, 7:01 AM
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suspend fun periodicTask(
    period: Long,
    context: CoroutineContext = EmptyCoroutineContext,
    task: suspend CoroutineScope.() -> Unit
) = withContext(context) {
    while (true) {
        delay(period)
        task()
    }
}
But I wouldn`t spawn to many of them like this.
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uli

10/23/2019, 7:30 AM
why not?
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