Timer objects in Python

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Timer objects are used to create some actions which are bounded by the time period. Using timer object create some threads that carries out some actions. In python Timer is a subclass of Thread class. Using start() method timer is started.

Creating a Timer object

threading.Timer(interval, function, args = None, kwargs = None), this is the syntax of creating timer of Timer object.

Here in this example at first we shall get

Bye

After 3 second it will display

Python program

Example

import threading
   def mytimer():
      print("Python Program\n")
      my_timer = threading.Timer(3.0, mytimer)
      my_timer.start()
print("Bye\n")

Output

Bye
Python Program

Cancelling a timer

timer.cancel() is the syntax for cancelling the timer.

Example

import threading
   def mytimer():
      print("Python Program\n")
      my_timer = threading.Timer(3.0, mytimer)
      my_timer.start()
   print("Cancelling timer\n")
      my_timer.cancel()
print("Bye\n")

Output

Cancelling Timer
Bye
raja
Published on 08-Nov-2018 11:04:44
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