RFC: Time Library 0.2

John Meacham john at repetae.net
Wed Nov 2 23:19:56 EST 2005

On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 11:43:16AM +0100, Sebastian Sylvan wrote:
> On 11/2/05, Ashley Yakeley <ashley at semantic.org> wrote:
> > In article
> > <3d96ac180511010738h1e3c5206vba7318e724e3cb48 at mail.gmail.com>,
> >  Sebastian Sylvan <sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Which is why I requested a separate function which just gives the
> > > picosecs since startup (or something).
> >
> > That's what getCPUTime in System.CPUTime does.
> No it isnt'. getCPUTime gives the.. uh.. CPU-time :-)
> If all my program does is sleep, waiting for other programs to release
> some resource, then getCPUTime will return zero.
> What I'm requesting is a function which gives the number of wall-clock
> picos seconds since startup, which could be used for all sorts of
> real-time simulations etc.

is this true? I always thought that is what getCPUTime was supposed to
mean, a reading from the tsc on x86 machines for instance and distinct
from the unix notion of 'cputime'.


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