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Subject: Re: [boost] [system] Boost.Timer replacement
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-13 12:06:25

on Tue Sep 13 2011, Beman Dawes <> wrote:

> "The best is the enemy of the good."
> Voltaire's famous bon mot applies to a replacement for Boost.Timer.
> I've had a "good", although not "best", replacement ready since circa
> 2006. It has always been set aside waiting for something better. The
> data-time, std::chrono, boost::chrono, boost::stopwatch, and probably
> others, were all candidates.
> I'm tired of waiting.
> documents a useful replacement for
> Boost.Timer. The full library has been in the sandbox for years, but
> current development is on GitHub.
> See
> I'd like to move the header into boost/system/pending or
> boost/system/detail, and the rest into the appropriate libs/system
> subdirectories. The library will be proposed for a full review, or a
> mini-review if enough other Boost libraries start using it. If Endian
> gets accepted, for example, it certainly needs timing benchmarks.
> Comments?

Only one: if it's a backwards-compatible replacement, skip the review.
You own the library.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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