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Quick note on counter_rates and timer_data

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@@ -276,8 +276,9 @@ metrics: {
}
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- Each backend module is passed the same set of statistics, so a
- backend module should treat the metrics as immutable
+ The counter_rates and timer_data are precalculated statistics to simplify
+ the creation of backends. Each backend module is passed the same set of
+ statistics, so a backend module should treat the metrics as immutable
structures. StatsD will reset timers and counters after each
listener has handled the event.

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