Program Timing

It is occasionally necessary to delay a program's execution for a brief period, determine how long it takes to execute specific sections of a program, or to perform a function at some pre-determined future time. Fastgraph includes functions to help with these tasks. Some of these functions are said to be real-time, which means they are independent of a system's processor speed, while the speed of others is processor-specific. This short section describes both classes of timing functions, all of which are independent of the other parts of Fastgraph.

While Fastgraph's timing functions are not considered legacy functions, we provide them primarily for compatibility with earlier versions of Fastgraph. Windows multimedia timers generally offer more useful timing capabilities.

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