TheMonarch TheMonarch - 14 days ago 5
Javascript Question

Javascript run loop for specified time

I have a function that interfaces with a telephony program, and calls people. I want to know, is there a method that I can use to call folks for a certain amount of time?

I'd like to run a loop like:

while(flag = 0){
call(people);

if(<ten minutes have passed>){
flag = 1;
}
}


Any help would be appreciated.

Answer

You probably want the setTimeout() function.

Something like this should work (untested):

var keepCalling = true;
setTimeout(function () {
    keepCalling = false;
}, 60000);

while (keepCalling) {
    callPeople();
}

An alternative method if you're having problems with setTimeout():

var startTime = Date.now();
while ((Date.now() - startTime) < 60000) {
    callPeople();
}
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