Debug::timer() method

Measure time between two events

First call should be to $key = Debug::timer() with no params, or provide your own key that's not already been used Second call should pass the key given by the first call to get the time elapsed, i.e. $time = Debug::timer($key). Note that you may make multiple calls back to Debug::timer() with the same key and it will continue returning the elapsed time since the original call. If you want to reset or remove the timer, call removeTimer or resetTimer.


// basic usage
$string = Debug::timer();

// usage with all arguments
$string = Debug::timer(string $key = '', bool $reset = false);


key (optional)string

Leave blank to start timer. Specify existing key (string) to return timer. Specify new made up key to start a named timer.

reset (optional)bool

If the timer already exists, it will be reset when this is true.

Return value

string int

Debug methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.167

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