[rabbitmq-discuss] how can i make a message to be consumed at a later time

Arvind Jayaprakash work at anomalizer.net
Sun Jul 19 13:28:15 BST 2009

On Jul 06, Qingyan(Evan) Liu wrote:
>Sorry i'm fresh to rabbitmq. I wanna to use it like a timer, for
>example, producer publishes a message called 'bomb', what i want is to
>consume(explode) the 'bomb' after 5 minutes. Can i implement such case
>by means of rabbitmq? And how?


A MQ is a wrong kind of tool to achieve the behaviour you are looking
for. Message queues are asynchronous and distributed systems; a message
reaches the destination when it reaches; there is nothing you can do
about it.

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