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From: John Maddock (John_Maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 19990919 06:08:44
First of all, let me thank everyone who has taken the time to read and
comment on my regular expression proposals, I don't think that I would
dissagree with any of the comments, so I'll concentrate on some "proof of
principal" generics first and move on to the complex stuff later.
Now for the stupid question:
What exactly is the problem in implementing timer::elapsed_max() ?
Provided time_t is an integral type, then doesn't something like:
(double)numeric_limits<time_t>::max() / (double)CLOCKS_PER_SEC
give a reasonable value.
However from the standard it seems as if clock_t can be a floating point
type, in which case I accept estimation becomes more difficult, would:
numeric_limits<time_t>::max()  clock() / (double)CLOCKS_PER_SEC
give a reasonable estimation?
Finally, a member,
static double timer::elapsed_min();
would be a very useful addition, by default returns: (double)1/
(double)CLOCKS_PER_SEC
Thanks,
John.
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