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Re: feature: time builtin and file descriptor

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: feature: time builtin and file descriptor
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:17:47 -0400
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On 10/31/14, 5:15 AM, Sami Kerola wrote:
> On 30 October 2014 20:14, Eduardo A. Bustamante López <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Sounds the there is not much enthusiasm about making this sort of
>>> feature to work. This proposal belongs to archived never implemented
>>> ideas area. Good that effort wasting was kept minimal.
>> Remember that working patches are better than just requesting
>> features. There are lots of pending features that are requested more
>> frequently, so that's a lot of work for a single person to handle.
> I prefer first getting understanding if a feature is wanted, before
> starting to hack too much. My time has value to me. I don't want to
> spend it in writing a change that will be rejected. Neither I want to
> spend maintainer time to go through that sort of stuff. In other
> words; fail as fast & cheap way as possible is a good workflow.

OK.  It doesn't sound like this feature is of general interest.  Since
you can control when you open and close file descriptors, you might look
at $SECONDS when the file is opened and when it's closed and using the
difference to see how long it was open.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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