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StopwatchMilliseconds ( StartTimeLapLapsStopClear , LapPrefix )

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Lewis C. Lorenz, Lorenz Companies

Full function stopwatch with lap tracker. Returns elapsed milliseconds.

Sample Input:
StopwatchMilliseconds ( "start" , "" )
StopwatchMilliseconds ( "lap" , variable_lapname )
StopwatchMilliseconds ( "lap" , variable_lapname )
StopwatchMilliseconds ( "stop" , "" )
StopwatchMilliseconds ( "laps" , "" )
Sample Output:
Starting table::field creation: 4911
Ending table::field creation: 112405*/

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StopwatchMilliseconds ( StartTimeLapLapsStopClear , LapPrefix )

Creates the file level variable named $$StopwatchMilliseconds valuelist to which the function stores it's values.

Commands in parameter StartTimeLapLapsStopClear controls the function's access to the variable:
"Start" resets the variable with a new current UTC start time as the 1st value and sets the 2nd value to 0. Returns 0.
"Time" returns the current elapsed time since the start time, without appending the value to the variable. Returns elapsed milliseconds.
"Lap" appends the elapsed time value to the variable. Lap may be prefixed with the LapPrefix parameter. Returns elapsed milliseconds.
"Laps" returns a valuelist of the accumulated Lap values that were appended to the variable with the Lap command.
"Stop" sets the 2nd variable value to the current time and stops further "time" and "lap" commands. Returns the elapsed milliseconds since starting.
"Clear" empties the variable. Returns 0.

Variable values 1 and 2 are obtained from the function Get ( CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds ) which can be displayed as Timestamps with the GetasTimestamp () function:
GetAsTimeStamp ( Get ( CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds ) / 1000 ).
Change the UTC times to local time by applying the UTC offset to these values:
Local UTC offset: Get ( CurrentTimestamp ) - Floor ( Get ( CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds ) / 1000 ).


StopwatchMilliseconds ( "start" , "" ) = 0
StopwatchMilliseconds ( "lap" , variable_lapname ) = 4911
StopwatchMilliseconds ( "lap" , variable_lapname ) = 112405
StopwatchMilliseconds ( "stop" , "" ) = 116444
StopwatchMilliseconds ( "laps" , "" ) =
Starting table::field creation: 4911
Ending table::field creation: 112405

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