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Subject: Re: [boost] [stopwatches] About reducing the scope of the library
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-11 05:17:28

>> My first proposal of Boost.Chrono included Stopwatches, but some on this
>> list sugested that i would be better to split the library :(
> That design still has merit, but -
>> If no body is agains I will move Boost.Stopwatches to the namespace
>> boost::chrono, remove the reporting facilities, and find a date for a
>> review.
> My point was that since you own Chrono you can add whatever you want to
> it. So you could get something distributed now and see about a review
> later.
> But perhaps I'm the only one thinking the need for a Boost.Timer
> replacement is urgent.

Nod. Sounds like an important addition to me.

IMO a small addition of a stopwatch could be done without a formal review -
maybe just post the design and get feedback?

But something like:

template <class Clock>
struct stopwatch
   void reset();
   double elapsed();

would seem hard to go wrong with? OK arguably the result of elapsed()
should be a duration, but that makes it harder to use....

BTW I spotted a typo in your docs:

"The standard defines tree system-wide clocks"


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