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Re: Return value of 'times' on MS-Windows is constant and overflows

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: Return value of 'times' on MS-Windows is constant and overflows
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:54:41 +0100
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On 06/10/2014 03:43 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:42:22 +0100
>> From: Pádraig Brady <address@hidden>
>> CC: address@hidden
>>>   . The value is constant: every call to 'times' within the same
>>>     process returns the same value.  Callers generally expect the
>>>     value to change, since Posix says the value is the elapsed time
>>>     since some arbitrary point in time, and that point doesn't change
>>>     for function calls in the same process.  For example, Guile's test
>>>     suite includes a test that calls 'times', sleeps for a few
>>>     seconds, then calls 'times' again, and expects the return value to
>>>     change by approximately the number of seconds it slept.
>> This seems correct. I.E. times() should count up.
>> I'll merge this but with s/change by/change according to/ in the line above.

Pushed the attached, thanks.


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