timer

inline fun timer(
    name: String? = null,
    daemon: Boolean = false,
    initialDelay: Long = 0.toLong(),
    period: Long,
    crossinline action: TimerTask.() -> Unit
): Timer
(source)

Platform and version requirements: JVM

Creates a timer that executes the specified action periodically, starting after the specified initialDelay (expressed in milliseconds) and with the interval of period milliseconds between the end of the previous task and the start of the next one.

Parameters

name - the name to use for the thread which is running the timer.

daemon - if true, the thread is started as a daemon thread (the VM will exit when only daemon threads are running).

inline fun timer(
    name: String? = null,
    daemon: Boolean = false,
    startAt: Date,
    period: Long,
    crossinline action: TimerTask.() -> Unit
): Timer
(source)

Platform and version requirements: JVM

Creates a timer that executes the specified action periodically, starting at the specified startAt date and with the interval of period milliseconds between the end of the previous task and the start of the next one.

Parameters

name - the name to use for the thread which is running the timer.

daemon - if true, the thread is started as a daemon thread (the VM will exit when only daemon threads are running).