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Starts a timer.
merc_timer_handle_t lr_start_timer ();
|Example: lr_start_timer||Informational Functions|
|Example: lr.start_timer||Informational Functions||Java Syntax|
lr_start_timer starts a timer that calculates the passage of time in seconds. The resolution depends on the runtime environment. The maximum resolution is a microsecond.
lr_start_timer returns a handle to the timer. Pass the handle to lr_end_timer to stop the timer.
Returns merc_timer_handle_t, a handle to a timer.
Parameterization is not applicable to this function.