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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-25 06:46:41

On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 04:27:05 -0700, Jeff Garland wrote
> On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 01:13:04 -0700, Victor A. Wagner Jr. wrote
> > At Saturday 2004-07-24 08:12, you wrote:
> > >On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 11:24:39 +0100, John Maddock wrote
> > > > Just out of interest, what is the problem that prevents the date-time
> > > > library from implementing a microsecond clock using
> > > > on Win32?
> > >
> > >Nothing except time and motivation of the author ;-) I've been meaning to get
> > >around to it for quite some time now, but it just hasn't made it off the todo
> > >stack -- partially because I haven't had a need for it personally.
> >
> > having the test blame the compiler it a tad tacky, don'tcha think?
> Well, I agree the comment is misleading -- it's the library not the compiler.
> A correct implementation the POSIX C API's would solve the issue
> with no work on my part. But I think the main point is clear -- if
> you compile and run this test you get a message it isn't supported
> by this platform for the time being.

One more minor point: the latest versions of Intel and Codewarrior apparently
now support this function on Win32 -- at least of the meta-comm results are to
be believed.

Look under 'sslapeta' at
I'm pretty sure gcc under cygwin works as well. So it seems conceivable that
other vendors could fix this instead of boost date-time having to fix it.


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