[pdftex] typo in manual?
zappathustra at free.fr
Thu Jul 29 08:51:17 CEST 2010
Selon Will Robertson <wspr81 at gmail.com>:
> On 29/07/2010, at 3:49 PM, Akira Kakuto wrote:
> >> In the pdftex manual:
> >>> \pdfelapsedtime (read--only integer)
> >>> The command expands to a number that represents the time elapsed from the
> moment of run start. The elapsed time is returned in scaled seconds: that
> means seconds divided by 65536, e.g. pdfTEX has run for 949194 scaled seconds
> when this paragraph was typeset.
> >> Should that "divided" actually be "multiplied" ?
> > I think it explains the unit "scaled second".
> scaled seconds = seconds * 65536
No: scaled seconds = seconds/65536, otherwise it would have taken ages to
typeset the paragraph. Here it has taken only 14.48 seconds. Note by the way
that 65536 is also the number of scaled points in a point. Now I'll have an
headache this early in the morning...
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