console: timeLog() static method

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The console.timeLog() static method logs the current value of a timer that was previously started by calling console.time().

Syntax

js
timeLog()
timeLog(label)
timeLog(label, val1)
timeLog(label, val1, /* …, */ valN)

Parameters

label Optional

The name of the timer to log to the console. If this is omitted the label "default" is used.

valN Optional

Additional values to be logged to the console after the timer output.

Return value

None (undefined).

Description

The console.timeLog() method logs the current value of a timer.

The method can be passed the name of a timer. This will attempt to log the value of a timer created with that name in a previous call to console.time():

js
console.time("reticulating splines");
reticulateSplines();
console.timeLog("reticulating splines");
// reticulating splines: 650ms

If the timer name is omitted, then the timer is named "default":

js
console.time();
reticulateSplines();
console.timeLog();
// default: 780ms
js
console.time("default");
reticulateSplines();
console.timeLog();
// default: 780ms

If there is no corresponding timer, console.timeLog() logs a warning like:

Timer "timer name" doesn't exist.

You can log additional values to the console after the timer output:

js
console.time();
reticulateSplines();
console.timeLog("default", "Hello", "world");
// default: 780ms Hello world

See Timers in the documentation for more details and examples.

Examples

js
console.time("answer time");
alert("Click to continue");
console.timeLog("answer time");
alert("Do a bunch of other stuff…");
console.timeEnd("answer time");

The output from the example above shows the time taken by the user to dismiss the first alert box, followed by the cumulative time it took for the user to dismiss both alerts:

answer time: 2542ms debugger eval code:3:9
answer time: 4161ms - timer ended

Notice that the timer's name is displayed when the timer value is logged using console.timeLog() and again when it's stopped. In addition, the call to console.timeEnd() has the additional information, "timer ended" to make it obvious that the timer is no longer tracking time.

Specifications

Specification
Console Standard
# timelog

Browser compatibility

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See also