Best way to implement a timed queue?

Bjoern Schliessmann usenet-mail-0306.20.chr0n0ss at
Thu Jan 4 17:35:01 CET 2007

Thomas Ploch wrote:

> I am having troubles with implementing a timed queue. I am using
> the 'Queue' module to manage several queues. But I want a timed
> access, i.e. only 2 fetches per second max. I am horribly stuck on
> even how I actually could write it. Has somebody done that before?
> And when yes, how is the best way to implement it?

If you use an event loop system you could derive a class from your
queue class whose "pop" method only returns an element if some
timer has run out. After the maximum number of fetches you'd have
to reset the timer.



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