Re: Is There a C++ Timer Like the java.util.Timer

Victor Bazarov <v.bazarov@comcast.invalid>
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:38:58 -0400
On 7/12/2013 8:33 AM, Sam wrote:

Victor Bazarov writes:

On 7/11/2013 11:08 PM, Sam wrote:

Victor Bazarov writes:

On 7/11/2013 8:37 AM, wrote:

In java, they have a class where you can create a timer which will
repeatedly call a routine after a time period. Is there something
like this in C++ Visual Studio 2010?

In C++ there is no such thing,

There certainly is. See <chrono> and <thread>. Spawn a thread, then use
the facilities in <chrono> to poke something, at regular intervals.

In other words, roll your own. There is no mechanism for which you
only need a callback function (or functor) and a set-up call. Thanks
for confirming.

Do you think that java.util.Timer is just a single function call, too?

Well, I couldn't really care less, even if I tried. I was comparing
your proposal with MS Windows API's SetTimer, the only familiar to me


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