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Re: compilation time stamp: add more options

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: compilation time stamp: add more options
Date: 22 Mar 2002 11:13:49 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> "A" == Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

A> Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:
A> |> At present we see "Compilation finished at Thu Mar 21 22:24:46" at the
A> |> bottom of compilation buffers.  OK, but how about more general options
A> |> being added: show how long the compilation took, show also when we
A> |> started, placing this at top or near end of buffer... etc.

A> This is trivial:

A> M-x compile RET C-a date; time SPC RET

Yes but of course.  Or do it in the Makefile.  However, instead of
this one night stand approach, how about long term commitment: I'm
saying that emacs has a set way of reporting one aspect of compilation
times, reporting the time when it finished.  I'm saying emacs should
provide at least the flexibility to also 1. report the time before we start.
2. not report the time after we end.  As who says the former is less
important than the latter time...

And while we're at it, also maybe 3. report the times in between.

I mean who says everybody must have chocolate pudding [final
timestamp] for dessert?  Can one not have dessert, or have an
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