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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost.tracer] library request
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-20 13:15:06

> I've used simpler implementations of things like this before and always
> had an issue with nested trace points (usually nested function calls
> where each function contains a trace point). When the nesting is deep
> enough, the cumulative overhead of all the tracing functionality made
> the data unreliable except for the inner-most trace points. It would be
> interesting to know which of Boost.Chrono, Boost.Tracer, and Boost.Log
> handle this the best.

As for Boost.Log, there's no difference in how many nested functions you
call within the timed scope. Every log record (or trace point, as you
would call it) simply acquires the actual timer value, and the
complexity of this operation is constant.

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