Yet another simple time measurement tool for Python with less cruft and more features.

pip install chronometer==1.0



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Yet another simple time measurement tool for Python. The goal of this implementation is to avoid as much cruft as possible. The current version is 73 lines of actual code long, leaving out blank, doc and comment lines. Chronometer provides only functions to measure how much wall-clock time has passed between starting and stopping the timer.

Nothing more. Nothing less.

Chronometer tries to stay accurate to the actual time spent between starting and stopping the timer by utilizing a monotonic timer. According to the linux manual a monotonic timer is subject to time adjustments so it stays accurate but will never move backwards or jump. It will be adjusted gradually and always moves forward as long as the system runs.



import time
from chronometer import Chronometer

long_running_task = lambda: time.sleep(3.)

with Chronometer() as t:
    long_running_task()  # that will take a few seconds.
print('Phew, that took me {:.3f} seconds!'.format(float(t)))


from time import sleep
from chronometer import Chronometer

counter = 0
def long_running_task_that_can_fail():
    global counter
    counter += 1
    return counter > 3

with Chronometer() as t:
    while not long_running_task_that_can_fail():
        print('Failed after {:.3f} seconds!'.format(t.reset()))
print('Success after {:.3f} seconds!'.format(float(t)))


import asyncio
from chronometer import Chronometer

class PingEchoServerProtocol(asyncio.StreamReaderProtocol):

    def __init__(self):
        super().__init__(asyncio.StreamReader(), self.client_connected)
        self.reader, self.writer = None, None
        self.latency_timer = Chronometer()

    def client_connected(self, reader, writer):
        self.reader, self.writer = reader, writer

    def send(self, data):
        self.writer.write(data.encode('utf-8') + b'\n')
        yield from self.writer.drain()

    def ping_loop(self):
        yield from asyncio.sleep(5.)
        while True:
            if self.latency_timer.stopped:
                yield from self.send('PING (send me PONG!)')

            sleep_duration = max(2., 10. - self.latency_timer.elapsed)
            yield from asyncio.sleep(sleep_duration)

    def handler(self):
        while True:
            data = (yield from self.reader.readline())
            if data[:4] == b'PONG' and self.latency_timer.started:
                yield from self.send(('Latency: {:.3f}s'

l = asyncio.get_event_loop()

def startup():
    s = (yield from l.create_server(lambda: PingEchoServerProtocol(),
                                    host='localhost', port=2727))
    print('Now telnet to localhost 2727')
    yield from s.wait_closed()