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> But it appears that on Windows the C function clock()
> returns wall-time instead of CPU-time:
> [...]
> It looks like it's Microsoft's fault
> to incorrectly implement C run-time function.

"It looks like" is an euphemism. They explicitly say that the function
is incorrect:

  Note that this function does not strictly conform to ISO C, which
  specifies net CPU time as the return value.

("does not strictly conform" is another euphemism :-)

-- Roberto