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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-10-09 10:23:03

At 12:30 PM 10/6/2000 -0600, Reid Sweatman wrote:

>If you look through the archives from about a year ago you'll see this
>was thrashed out. On at least some of the major platforms you have to go

>the metal, and even then, you don't get guaranteed results (although
>probably at least as good as a ten-thousandth of a second.

Yes, and latency is a further problem. On some platforms timer resolution
is good, but latency is awful. In other words, once the timer gets
started, it can time to very fine resolutions, but the timer takes so long
to get started that it isn't nearly as useful as you would wish.

If you really care about a portable solution, you might want to contact the
C Language committee people who have been trying to write a new portable
timer spec.


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