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Bug #4968 microtime() does not work properly
Submitted: 2000-06-12 04:33 UTC Modified: 2001-02-04 10:54 UTC
From: waldschrott at kiffen dot de Assigned: jmoore (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 4.0 Latest CVS (12/06/2000) OS: win32(2000) only
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2000-06-12 04:33 UTC] waldschrott at kiffen dot de
is microtime() supposed not to work under win32? If it is, there?s a serious bug in it. The following script works as intended (it produces no lines with an *) running on Linux - the same script under win32 fails at some points (search for "*" and exampine the values around it)...

microtime() *seems* to work under win32, it produces a string with a micro and a timestamp part, subsequent values are raising compared to the ancestor in the micro part - the timestamp part seems *not* to be incremented after the micro part exceeds 0,9(period), it is incremented from time to time - I even don?t know when, perhaps every fourth pass...

If it is not intended to work under win32 a warning should appear OR it should be implemented if possible...

for ($i=1;$i<=10000;$i++)    {
list($micro,$time)=explode(" ",microtime());
print ($last? ($add<$last ? '*' : '') :     '')."M\t$micro\tT\t$time\tS\t$ add<BR>";
$last=$add; }


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 [2000-08-01 23:49 UTC]
wow, It still doesn?t work and crashes after a while
 [2000-09-13 21:41 UTC]
i failed to reproduce this with php 4.0.2.
does this problem still exist?
 [2000-09-13 23:43 UTC]
the problem is still existent, try this code it?s much better:

for ($i=1;$i<=100000;$i++)    {
   list($micro,$time)=explode(" ",microtime());
   print ($add<$last ? 'Last:'.$last.' -Current:'.$add.'<BR>' : '');
   $last=$add; }
 [2000-12-19 18:55 UTC]
Feedback from Cynic <>:
Tested on NT 5 SP 1 Apache 1.3.15-dev / DSO PHP 4.0.5-dev from 
It still exists.

 [2001-02-04 06:55 UTC]
Ill look into this one.

 [2001-02-04 10:54 UTC]
Fixed in CVS
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