12.1.1 Initialize_Timer Procedure

The Initialize_Timer procedure allocates and initializes a Timer object.

Calling syntax:

call Initialize (Timer, Name, status)

Input variables:

 Timer  The Timer object to be initialized.
 Name  The name for the Timer object.

Output variables:

 Timer  The Timer object has been allocated and initialized.
 status  If present, the status variable is set to either 'Memory Error' or 'Success' depending on program execution. If not present, the procedure aborts if unsuccessful when the DEBUG_LEVEL is set high enough.

Internal variables:

 allocate_status  Allocation Status.
 consolidated_status  Consolidated Status.

The Initialize_Timer code listing contains additional documentation.

Michael L. Hall