# [dev-context] Time primitives

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue May 10 09:34:28 CEST 2005

```Hans Hagen wrote:
>
> maybe something
>
> \basicloop <counter> {token list}
>
> (kind of \testfeature in context) so that one does not have interference
> of loop macros; i assume that a native loop has neglectable consequences

I was talking about the time measuring stuff, actually ;-)

You have to be more precise about that \basicloop thing: does it
need access to the <counter>? Is the <counter> a literal, or a
register? Should this thing be expandable? Do you need an excape
hatch?

> (this reminde me that we had some discussion about reals i.e. dimenless