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From: Gennaro Prota (gennaro_prota_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-25 18:30:16

On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 10:00:46 -0400, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]>

>After years of procrastination, I've finally put together the CPU timer
>I've always wanted. It provides wall-clock time, user CPU time, and
>system CPU time. A time reporter class handles the details of display.
>Typical output would be:
> wall 0.50 s, user 0.03 s, system 0.05 s, total cpu 0.08 s, 15.6%
>The percentage is CPU utilization relative to wall clock.
>Note that I see a CPU timer as complementary rather than competitive to
>the high-precision timer component others are working on. I'm all for
>their effort to continue.
>My plan is to submit the CPU timer stuff as part of a Boost.System
>library, which packages small operating system dependent components
>together for convenience.

It seems that everyone is writing timers in this period :) I've my
implementation too, resulting from preliminary off-list discussion
with Pavel Vozenilek. It's similar to yours but I was not happy with
the interface, and also wanted to make it interoperable with
Boost.Date_Time without actually coupling with it.

I appreciate a lot the enormous amount of work you are doing on this
and other proposals (and it seems you are writing code faster than I
can even comment on it :)) but I'm afraid this time we should refrain
from submitting a component for which there's no existing practice. It
can always be included later, even if criteria for inclusion will be
much stricter.


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