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debug::heartbeat(n) 1.0.1 tcllib "debug narrative"


debug::heartbeat - debug narrative - heartbeat

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  • package require Tcl 8.5
  • package require debug::heartbeat ?1.0.1?
  • package require debug ?1?
  • debug heartbeat ?delta?



debug heartbeat ?delta?

This method activates or disables a heartbeat with which to monitor the event loop of an event-based Tcl application.

It reserves the debug tag heartbeat for its operation and writes a message every delta milliseconds.

A delta-value <= 0 disables the heartbeat.

The message produced by the heartbeat contains a sequence counter and the time in milliseconds since the last beat, thus providing insight into timing variationsn and deviations from the nominal delta.

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debug, heartbeat, log, narrative, trace


debugging, tracing, and logging