Thank's for theory.

Please look at my code example - the main question is about it.

Docs say: "Behaves much like window.setTimeout with a delay set to 0".
But should: "Behaves as window.setTimeout with a delay set to 0.01
second".

On Apr 1, 11:56 am, "T.J. Crowder" <t...@crowdersoftware.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> > I looked at the Function#defer code, and there was nothing about
> > stack.
>
> The stack in question is in the JavaScript interpreter, not Prototype.
> In fact, it even says "...the interpreter's call stack." :-) (It's
> probably more a queue than a stack.)
>
> JavaScript in web browsers is single-threaded. That means that when
> code is *actively running*, no other code (for instance, scheduled via
> setTimeout or from an event handler) can run. Requests to run that
> code queue up in the interpreter until it's idle. That's the effect
> that Function#defer takes advantage of, by scheduling the code to run
> via setTimeout after a very brief delay.
>
> HTH,
> --
> T.J. Crowder
> Independent Software Consultant
> tj / crowder software / comwww.crowdersoftware.com
>
> On Apr 1, 7:36 am, mot <2mat...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
> > I use prototype library for several years and like it very much.
>
> > The question is about Function#defer. I used it in my work but never
> > looked under the hood.
> > The description says: "A “deferred” function will not run immediately;
> > rather, it will run as soon as the interpreter’s call stack is empty."
>
> > I looked at the Function#defer code, and there was nothing about
> > stack. All that defer do is delaying function run for 0.01 second. And
> > there is nothing about such behaviour in the docs.
>
> > According to docs, such code:
> > function a1(text) {
> >         console.log(text);
>
> > }
>
> > a1.defer(1);
> > a1(2);
>
> > Should produce '1' and then '2'. In real live it will produce '2' and
> > then '1'.
>
> > I think API docs should be updated to help developers better
> > understand what defer really do.

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