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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 12, 2021

timer_* APIs in PASE

Software is starting to increasingly use the timer family of functions such as timer_create. These allow for accurate timing that manual timekeeping wouldn't allow for. For example, many profilers (such as Excimer for PHP) and even GNU coreutils are starting to use them. It would be good to have this be supported.


Use Case:

Having these APIs would allow usage of standard open source tools without having to make modifications or go through less-supported code paths that could impact accuracy of times. Anything that needs to keep track of execution time would be affected.


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Dec 1, 2021

    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. Note that a solution would require significant effort; IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    Feb 17, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM