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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-17 07:40:40

A slightly updated version of was
accepted at the C++ committee meeting last week. It provides clocks,
time points, and time durations for the C++0x standard library, and
slightly modifies the threads interface already voted into C++0x to use
these features. The only change in the version of the proposal actually
voted in, IIRC, was to leave identity alone. The final document will
appear in the post-meeting mailing in about two weeks.

Although these clock and time features evolved from Boost Date-Time, the
actual realization is quite different. So we've got a transition that
has to be managed. I'd personally like to see that transition occur
quickly, both because Boost.Threads depends on these features, and
because I can now bring forward an improved Boost.Timer based on these

One suggestion is for Boost to provide an implementation of the headers
to be added to C++0x, and then to use those headers in the various Boost
libraries that need them. But I haven't thought it out in any detail.

How should we proceed? Comments? Ideas? Suggestions?


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