Time library comment

Ashley Yakeley ashley at semantic.org
Tue May 24 04:49:50 EDT 2005

Sorry, I missed this earlier.

In article <20050510072927.16394.qmail at web31707.mail.mud.yahoo.com>,
 Eric Etheridge <etherson at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I only need two things from a Time library:
> 1. An absolute assurance that some method of
> determining current time will give me an actual
> resolution of at most 1-3 milliseconds, without regard
> for leap seconds or even the user changing the system
> clock.

You almost certainly want getCPUTime from System.CPUTime. The new time 
library won't be replacing System.CPUTime.

> 2. A way to set an event (OS signal, IO () function,
> whatever) to happen a certain amount of time in the
> future, again without regard to leap seconds or gross
> alteration of the system clock.

If someone were to add this to the standard libraries, System.CPUTime 
would probably be a good place to put it.

Ashley Yakeley, Seattle WA

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