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From: Toon Knapen (toon_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-22 15:15:59

Beman Dawes wrote:
> At 10:12 PM 3/21/2001, Jeremy Siek wrote:
> >I agree that a high resolution timer is needed. One quick way to provide
> >this is just to use the various high resolution timers that already
> >exist... wrapping them with a common interface. And the best part is that
> >someone's already done this (in C). The Interval Performance Monitoring
> >(IPM) package does this. It is part of the PHiPAC high-speed matrix
> >multiplication package. IPM is portable to most unix's. Boostifying this
> >package could be a good place to start.
> The proposal that Bill Kempf pointed out
> ( is of special interest because it
> was put together by people active on the C language committee for possible
> inclusion in a future C standard.
> That doesn't mean Boost shouldn't look at other proposals - even the C
> committee has looked at other proposals. But in thinking about a
> boostified C++ interface, it might be nice to coordinate with the C folks
> to avoid gratuitous conflicts. I'll drop Marcus Kuhn an email to see if
> interest exists.

Implementing the (future) C interface reusing the code/technology
from IPM would make life easy, future safe and powerfull.


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