function timer_start

7.x timer_start($name)
5.x timer_start($name)
6.x timer_start($name)

Starts the timer with the specified name.

If you start and stop the same timer multiple times, the measured intervals will be accumulated.


$name: The name of the timer.

5 calls to timer_start()
BootstrapTimerTestCase::testTimer in drupal/modules/simpletest/tests/bootstrap.test
Test timer_read() to ensure it properly accumulates time when the timer started and stopped multiple times.
DrupalHTTPRequestTestCase::testDrupalHTTPRequest in drupal/modules/simpletest/tests/common.test
drupal_http_request in drupal/includes/
Performs an HTTP request.
_batch_process in drupal/includes/
Processes sets in a batch.
_drupal_bootstrap_configuration in drupal/includes/
Sets up the script environment and loads settings.php.


drupal/includes/, line 469
Functions that need to be loaded on every Drupal request.


function timer_start($name) {
  global $timers;

  $timers[$name]['start'] = microtime(TRUE);
  $timers[$name]['count'] = isset($timers[$name]['count']) ? ++$timers[$name]['count'] : 1;