[erlang-questions] System timers, now/0, and instrumentation

Amy Lear <>
Tue May 24 22:01:03 CEST 2011

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 12:24 PM, Roger Critchlow <> wrote:

> This is actually POSIX standard, so it should be available at some
> resolution for MacOS and Windows.

Windows is decidedly not POSIX compliant in many, many ways, and sometimes
seems to delight in not being POSIX complaint.

Your code snippet won't work as expected on all POSIX compliant systems,
either; some of them have the higher resolution clocks in system-specific
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