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JavaScript Callback Functions in JavaScript Callbacks with Timers Using a Repeat Timer with setInterval

setTimeout() loop inside function?

I tried using setTimeout() inside the tickClock() function to accomplish the same thing:

function tickClock() {
  clockSection.textContent = getTime();
  setTimeout(tickClock, 1000);
}

tickClock();

It seems to work fine but are there any issues with this approach that I should be aware of?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,372 Points

This should work fine, but if you want to repeat the same event continuously, you might consider using "setInterval" just once instead of calling "setTimeout" repeatedly.