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Subject: [boost] [Boost.tracer] library request
From: Andrew Chinkoff (achinkoff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-19 18:47:03

[Boost.tracer] library request is founded on a desire to
trace some statistics about program execution.

The sample program below demonstrates these statistics.

Sample program file:

******** START OF FILE ********
#include <tracer.h>
void foo()
    usleep(rand() % 100000);
int main()
    for(int i = 0; i < 100; ++i)
******** END OF FILE ********

Produced log file:

******** START OF FILE ********
All the program time: 05265686 us (micro secs)

 Function: int main()
 Calls: 0000000001 times
 Average T between calls: 0000000000 us
 Average life T: 0005264459 us
 File: main.cpp
 Line: 00000009

 Function: void foo()
 Calls: 0000000100 times
 Average T between calls: 0000051665 us
 Average life T: 0000052606 us
 File: main.cpp
 Line: 00000004
******** END OF FILE ********


TRACE_LIFETIME is a MACRO that traces some scope statistics, namely:
"Function" - the function name where the scope is;
"Calls" - number of entries into this scope;
"Average T between calls" - average time period between "Calls";
"Average life T" - average time spent in this scope.


I think it is reasonable to introduce this trace functionality into
(for example) boost::tracer namespace.
I had wrote tracer.h and tracer.cpp source files and
I wish Boost community to consider them.

Thank You.

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