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From: williamkempf_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-03-22 15:36:38

--- In boost_at_y..., Toon Knapen <toon_at_s...> wrote:
> 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
> > >exist... wrapping them with a common interface. And the best
part is that
> > >someone's already done this (in C). The Interval Performance
> > >(IPM) package does this. It is part of the PHiPAC high-speed
> > >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
> > 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.

Yes, but we don't know what the "(future) C interface" is going to
be. This is what Beman wants to find out before going too far with
this idea, I believe.

Bill Kempf

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