832dd62002-02-21Per Hedbor // $Id: System.pmod,v 1.3 2002/02/21 05:29:13 per-bash Exp $
fc398b2001-05-31Fredrik Hübinette (Hubbe) // this module is to allow the system module to be called system.
d8d4a42001-04-29Mirar (Pontus Hagland) 
fc398b2001-05-31Fredrik Hübinette (Hubbe) inherit _system;
832dd62002-02-21Per Hedbor  constant Timer = __builtin.Timer; constant Time = __builtin.Time; /*! @class Timer *! *! @decl static void create( int|void fast ) *! Create a new timer object. The timer keeps track of relative time *! with sub-second precision. *! *! If fast is specified, the timer will not do system calls to get *! the current time but instead use the one maintained by pike. This *! will result in faster but somewhat more inexact timekeeping. *! Also, if your program never utilizes the pike event loop the pike *! maintained current time never change. *! *! @decl float get() *! Return the time in seconds since the last time get was created. *! The first time this method is called the time since the object *! was created is returned instead. *! *! @endclass */ /*! @class Time *! *! The current time as a structure containing a sec and a usec *! member. *! *! @decl static void create( int fast ); *! *! If fast is true, do not request a new time from the system, *! instead use the global current time variable. *! *! This will only work in callbacks, but can save significant amounts *! of CPU. *! *! @decl int sec; *! @decl int usec; *! *! The number of seconds and microseconds since the epoch and the *! last whole second, respectively. (See also @[efun::time()]) *! *! Please note that these variables will continually update when *! they are requested, there is no need to create new Time() *! objects. *! *! @decl int usec_full; *! *! The number of microseconds since the epoch. Please note that *! pike has to have been compiled with bignum support for this *! variable to contain sensible values. *! *! @endclass */