Monday, November 08, 2010 at 12:00 AM.

on getRealtimeUpdates () {
		<<7/15/10; 10:09:17 AM by DW
			<<Cribbed from instantOutline.root.
		<<2/3/09; 10:56:03 AM by DW
			<<Use the parameterized roomname, not the fixed one.
		<<1/1/09; 7:08:38 PM by DW
			<<Massive change -- we no longer poll. Instead we use FriendFeed's realtime updates capability. Much more responsive, and less of a resource hog. Total win-win.
		<<7/21/08; 5:58:03 AM by DW
			<<Add stats for tracking how long calls to FF take.
		<<7/19/08; 2:48:41 PM by DW
			<<Don't process updates from "davewiner" and "bullmancuso" -- these are just temporary limits, until we safe-up everything for users who don't exist anymore (they became dave and bull).
		<<7/19/08; 1:37:15 PM by DW
			<<When processing updates, just set the dirty bits on the users, read the outlines after the loop. This way if someone updates twice we only read once.
		<<7/16/08; 8:07:40 PM by DW
	local (adrdata = realtime.init (), fldebug = true, adrdebugtable, username, password, server);
	system.temp.realtime.stats.idRealtimeThread = thread.getcurrentid ();
	adrdata^.client.stats.whenRealtimeThreadStart = ();
	username = adrdata^.client.prefs.username;
	password = string (adrdata^.client.prefs.password);
	server = string (adrdata^.client.prefs.server);
	bundle { //set up debug table
		if fldebug {
			adrdebugtable = @system.temp.realtime.client.updates; //primarily for debugging
			if not defined (adrdebugtable^) {
				new (tabletype, adrdebugtable)}}};
	loop {
		try {
			local (updates = [server].realtime.getupdates (username, password), adrupdate);
			for adrupdate in @updates {
				bundle { //call the callbacks
					local (adrscript);
					for adrscript in @adrdata^.client.callbacks.handleUpdate {
						if typeof (adrscript^) == addresstype {
							adrscript = adrscript^};
						try {adrscript^ (adrupdate)};
				if fldebug {
					adrdebugtable^.[nameof (adrupdate^)] = adrupdate^}};
			adrdata^.client.stats.whenLastRealtimeLoop = ()}
		else {
			if not (string.lower (tryerror) contains "timed out") {
				adrdata^.client.stats.lastError = tryerror;
bundle { //test code
	getRealtimeUpdates ()}

This listing is for code that runs in the OPML Editor environment. I created these listings because I wanted the search engines to index it, so that when I want to look up something in my codebase I don't have to use the much slower search functionality in my object database. Dave Winer.