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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Timer Callback
From: Niklas Angare (li51ckf02_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-27 13:09:29

"Andreas Wehrmann" wrote:
> On 05/26/2011 09:06 AM, asif saeed wrote:
>> Can I use Boost Timer or Boost DateTime to trigger callbacks? I just
>> want to be able to have the timer/date-time class trigger my handler
>> functions after every 10 seconds for example or trigger a callback
>> handling function after 25 seconds and die.
> you might want to take a look at the ASIO reference.
> There you'll find the deadline_timer with which you can do exactly what
> you want.

deadline_timer from Asio is not a good choice for these scenarios since in
won't work properly if the system time changes. See (but beware of bad code in the

Since the next version of Boost will contain boost::chrono::steady_clock,
I'm hopeful that Asio will get a better timer.

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