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gettimeofday in linux to windows platform

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Hi... I completed by project in Linux platform and now I what to convert it to windows platform
but wjen I start compiling in C++ compiler( both borland and visual c++ ) the compiler can't recognized gettimeofday which return type (timeval ) which can be second or milsecond???
so what can I do ???
If I plan to change the source code will impact many class....
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one way would be to install cygwin  ( http://cygwin.com/ )

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by:albusaidi
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did You try it before .. I mean even all function used in linex like gettimeof day will be in windows after I dowload this tools.
Thank You
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How is gettimeofday() used?  If it is used as an interval timer, on Windows
you can call GetTickCount() instead.

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by:teratoma
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The portable solution would be to use the functions in time.h.  Cygwin should work if you just want to move a simple UNIX program to Windows, since it works with a lot of complex utilities that need to know the time of day.  Once you get Cygwin working it should feel familiar to a linux user.
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I posted a more complete recommendation so I should get more points :)  Requiring a Windows user to install Cygwin in order to use your software is a pretty bad answer, so I recommended using time.h which is standard.
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