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retimer v2.0.0

Reschedulable Timer for your node needs

retimer  Build Status

reschedulable setTimeout for you node needs. This library is built for building a keep alive functionality across a large numbers of clients/sockets.

Rescheduling a 10000 functions 20 times with an interval of 50ms (see bench.js), with 100 repetitions:

  • benchSetTimeout*100: 36912.680ms
  • benchRetimer*100: 33213.134ms


npm install retimer --save


var retimer = require('retimer')
var timer = retimer(function () {
  throw new Error('this should never get called!')
}, 20)

setTimeout(function () {
  setTimeout(function () {
  }, 10)
}, 10)


retimer(callback, timeout, [...args])

Exactly like your beloved setTimeout. Returns a Retimer object


Reschedule the timer, if the specified timeout comes after the original timeout.

Returns true if successful, false otherwise


Clear the timer, like your beloved clearTimeout.

How it works

Timers are stored in a Linked List in node.js, if you create a lot of timers this Linked List becomes massive which makes removing a timer an expensive operation. Retimer let the old timer run at its time, and schedule a new one accordingly.



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