lillq lillq - 20 days ago 5
C Question

Best timing method in C?

What is the best way to time a code section with high resolution and portability?

/* Time from here */
ProcessIntenseFunction();
/* to here. */

printf("Time taken %d seconds %d milliseconds", sec, msec);


Is there a standard library that would have a cross-platform solution?

Answer

I think this should work:

#include <time.h>

clock_t start = clock(), diff;
ProcessIntenseFunction();
diff = clock() - start;

int msec = diff * 1000 / CLOCKS_PER_SEC;
printf("Time taken %d seconds %d milliseconds", msec/1000, msec%1000);
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