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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-18 07:03:57


>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Beman Dawes
>Sent: 17 June 2008 12:41
>To: Boost Developers Mailing List
>Subject: [boost] [date-time][threads] Integrating C++0x
>clocks, time points, and durations into Boost?
>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.

>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

Even a cursory glance at (the convincing) N2615 makes it clear to me that standardizing something as fundamentally important as this
without an implementation exposed to very many eyes and brains and real-life 'use in anger' is asking for trouble.

So I agree that a Top Priority is to get a Boost implementation into use asap.

(But I have no expertise or suggestions on how to achieve this).

Sadly, the timing is wrong to get some GSoC manpower on this.


Paul A Bristow
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