Timer function in C++

Posted on 2004-04-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I am using alarm() to time a process.

Is there something with which i can measure by milliseconds ?

The alarm() in C++ allows only seconds and not anything lesser than that.

I did try ftime() and time(),But i need something to timeout automatically.

Question by:karthikram
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Expert Comment

ID: 10849712
What OS/Platform are you using?
What compiler?

Author Comment

ID: 10849768
RH Linux with a g++ compiler 3.2

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Cayce earned 125 total points
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Why you post in the C++Builder forum then? ;)

Just kidding, however, the PTimer class sounds like a good idea to me.
There's some documentation  to it in: This class comes with pwlib-devel, you can easily get it using red carpet.

OR use POSIX timers, check Which is a good idea for portability.

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ID: 10886163
//Try this!!!
LONGLONG Frequency, CurrentTime, LastTime;
    double TimeScale;

QueryPerformanceFrequency( (LARGE_INTEGER*) &Frequency);
TimeScale = (1.0/Frequency)*1000.0;

QueryPerformanceCounter( (LARGE_INTEGER*) &LastTime);//begin measure

//Add the function in here

QueryPerformanceCounter( (LARGE_INTEGER*) &CurrentTime);//end measure
AnsiString milliseconds = (CurrentTime-LastTime)*TimeScale;
//difference in milliseconds is (CurrentTime-LastTime)*TimeScale

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