|Joerg Arndt on Mon, 03 Apr 2006 08:32:58 +0200|
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|Re: elapsed time and system command|
* cino hilliard <email@example.com> [Apr 02. 2006 16:44]: > Hi, > [...] > > The timing functions # and ## do not account for the time taken by calls to > external objects. > For example, > > (01:06) gp > # > timer = 1 (on) > (01:05) gp > t(n) = for(x=1,n,write("testtimer.txt","12345678901")) > (01:07) gp > t(100000) > time = 10,891 ms. > (01:08) gp > ## > *** last result computed in 10,891 ms. > > Actually took 50 sec. > > This has been the case for some time and applies to system commands also. > If timing would return wall clock time, it would be next to meaningless, i.e. depend on system load. Please keep it the way it is! -- p=2^q-1 prime <== q>2, cosh(2^(q-2)*log(2+sqrt(3)))%p=0 Life is hard and then you die.