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P5times

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NAME

Raku port of Perl's times() built-in

SYNOPSIS

use P5times; # exports times()

($user,$system,$cuser,$csystem) = times;

$user = times(Scalar);

DESCRIPTION

This module tries to mimic the behaviour of Perl's times built-in as closely as possible in the Raku Programming Language.

ORIGINAL PERL DOCUMENTATION

times   Returns a four-element list giving the user and system times in
        seconds for this process and any exited children of this process.

            ($user,$system,$cuser,$csystem) = times;

        In scalar context, "times" returns $user.

        Children's times are only included for terminated children.

        Portability issues: "times" in perlport.

PORTING CAVEATS

Microseconds vs Seconds

Due to a misunderstanding, it was found that the the times function returns microseconds versus seconds (as the original Perl version does). This was only found after two years of this module's existence, and deemed much more useful in the Raku context.

Therefore it was decided to keep this behaviour in December 2020.

Child process information

There is currently no way to obtain the usage information of child processes.

AUTHOR

Elizabeth Mattijsen liz@raku.rocks

Source can be located at: https://github.com/lizmat/P5times . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Elizabeth Mattijsen

Re-imagined from Perl as part of the CPAN Butterfly Plan.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.