Chrome/Blink devs discuss setImmediate

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Really interesting discussion of the pros and cons of the setImmediate function. For a little backstory checkout this post by Nicholas Zakas (@slicknet)

Here's a nice tidbit from one of the Chrome devs:

To perform work immediately before the next display - for example to batch up graphical updates as data is streamed in off the network - just make a one-off requestAnimationFrame() call. To perform work immediately -after- a display, just call setTimeout() from inside the requestAnimationFrame() handler.

The full thread is available here.