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Subject: [boost] date_time using CPU performance counter
From: Kenneth Porter (shiva.blacklist_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-17 14:28:23

I need high precision under Windows XP but don't need long-term date
accuracy. To that end, I think it would be useful to have a microsec_clock
implemented in terms of the Windows QueryPerformanceCounter API (which
wraps a CPU register query) instead of the GetSystemTimeAsFileTime API
(which is only good to 15 msecs and almost guarantees a context switch).

Has anyone attempted this? How hard is it to code up a new clock source to
fit into the Boost date_time design?

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