We're creating a plug-in that gets code suggestion from a micro service (API) based on user request (like Github copilot, but for an specific niche of application).
If the user types:
# read excel file sorting by date descending
The plug-in injects a code snippet for that purpose.
It's working, we are using TypedHandlerDelegate to monitor the file and make the request and update the code.
But our plug-in is making a request at each typed key. It would be better to wait the user to stop typing the key after a few milliseconds or making requests in some intervals.
What we would like to do:
- use a thread to avoid making lot of requests (make a request after a few keys typed or after some time).
Is there a way to keep a thread running in the background that is able to write (add snippet) into the source code file?
Is there a way to schedule a thread (write privileges) to run after some time? (2 seconds after a key/event happened)
Any suggestion of a better approach?