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Accurate Elapse Time Program for Personal Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104736D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beaton, CB: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a software implementation to provide an accurate means of measuring the elapsed tiem to run a software program, called TIMING, on a disk operating system (DOS) command line. The program is particularly useful in accurately measuring the time required to perform a given task.

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Accurate Elapse Time Program for Personal Computers

      Described is a software implementation to provide an accurate
means of measuring the elapsed tiem to run a software program, called
TIMING, on a disk operating system (DOS) command line.  The program
is particularly useful in accurately measuring the time required to
perform a given task.

      Prior art timing tools that provide accurate elapse time
measurements typically rely on routines that must be incorporated
into the user's program.  The concept described herein provides a
turn-key type of program for measuring elapse time, thereby
eliminating routine incorporation.  The TIMING is designed to be
accurate to 0.055 seconds with the output designed to display the
time in thousandths of a second.

      The program provides an easy-to-use method of measuring the
time it takes to run any task that can be entered on the DOS command
line.  The command line represents anything that could be entered up
to eight parameters.  Resulting data can be directed into a file for
future use.  Commands can be executed from within the program itself
and to calculate the execution time of the command.  This function
can be useful for performance testing, component testing, system
testing and for developers who wish to time test a new or changed
code.  If an elapsed time is greater than 60.000 seconds, the program
will convert to the appropriate hours, minutes and seconds for
display purposes.

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