How do I cancel a timer?

Graham Leggett minfrin at
Thu Dec 18 18:09:19 CET 2008

Marc Lehmann wrote:

> You better adjust your expectations quickly, as you will run into the same
> problem with about any other software.
> The problem with your expectation is that it cannot be done, at all: To
> do what you want one would have to rely on the _existing_ contents of the
> memory area, i.e. it has to be _initialised_ already to some known values.

This makes no sense.

You initialised the area to known values, then you started the timer, 
then - by mistake - you initialised the already started timer again.

Are you telling me that it cannot be detected that a timer has a) been 
initialised and b) started?

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