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Re: Processor time used by Emacs

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Processor time used by Emacs
Date: 29 Oct 2003 14:16:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Lars Brinkhoff <> writes:

> Is there a way in Emacs Lisp to find out the amount of processor time
> (perhaps separated into user/system time) spent by Emacs?
> For example, if there was such a function called processor-time, this
> should return (close to) 0:
>         (let ((start (processor-time)))
>           (sleep-for 10)
>           (- (processor-time) start))
> , whereas current-time would indicate that ten seconds passed
> sleeping.

(let ((start (current-time)))
  (sleep-for 10)
  (float-time (time-since start)))

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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