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millisec - millisecond timer

include "sys.m";
sys:= load Sys Sys->PATH;
millisec: fn(): int;


millisec ( )

The millisec returns the value of an internal system clock in milliseconds.

The actual resolution of the clock is a property of the underlying system and may be coarser than a millisecond. The epoch is arbitrary, so millisec is useful for measuring durations but not absolute time. If the system operates continuously, the millisecond counter overflows every couple of months. A reboot resets the epoch.

See Also

Limbo System Module and sleep - delay execution

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