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    SubjectRe: Generic battery interface
    On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 12:48:51 +0300, Shem Multinymous said:

    > The lazy polling approach I described in my last post to Vojtech
    > ("block until there's a new readout or N milliseconds have passed,
    > whichever is later") looks like a more general, accurate and efficient
    > interface.

    That's not good.

    If the program says '100ms' because it knows it will need to do a GUI update
    then, and you block it for 5 seconds because that's when the next value
    update happens, the user is stuck looking at their gkrellm or whatever not
    doing anything at all for 4.9 seconds....

    This almost forces the use of multiple threads if the program wants to do
    its own timer management.
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