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Subject: Re: [boost] [thread] sleep() with time_duration?
From: Anthony Williams (anthony.ajw_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-14 07:36:51

Boris <boriss_at_[hidden]> writes:

> If I want a thread to sleep for five seconds the shortest code I could
> come up with is:
> boost::system_time time = boost::get_system_time();
> time += boost::posix_time::seconds(5);
> boost::thread::sleep(time);
> It would be nice if it was possible to pass a time_duration object to
> sleep() directly:
> boost::thread::sleep(boost::posix_time::seconds(5));
> This would also be consistent with the deadline_timer in Boost.Asio
> whose constructor accepts both a time and a time_duration.

boost::thread::sleep is only provided for backwards compatibility.

boost::this_thread::sleep has the absolute time/duration overloads you



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