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Simple high resolution timer in C++
#include <iostream>
#include <ctime>
class Timer
{
public:
Timer() { clock_gettime(CLOCK_REALTIME, &beg_); }
double elapsed() {
clock_gettime(CLOCK_REALTIME, &end_);
return end_.tv_sec - beg_.tv_sec +
(end_.tv_nsec - beg_.tv_nsec) / 1000000000.;
}
void reset() { clock_gettime(CLOCK_REALTIME, &beg_); }
private:
timespec beg_, end_;
};
// Example code
int main()
{
Timer tmr;
double t = tmr.elapsed();
std::cout << t << std::endl;
tmr.reset();
t = tmr.elapsed();
std::cout << t << std::endl;
return 0;
}
#include <iostream>
#include <chrono>
class Timer
{
public:
Timer() : beg_(clock_::now()) {}
void reset() { beg_ = clock_::now(); }
double elapsed() const {
return std::chrono::duration_cast<second_>
(clock_::now() - beg_).count(); }
private:
typedef std::chrono::high_resolution_clock clock_;
typedef std::chrono::duration<double, std::ratio<1> > second_;
std::chrono::time_point<clock_> beg_;
};
// Example code
int main()
{
Timer tmr;
double t = tmr.elapsed();
std::cout << t << std::endl;
tmr.reset();
t = tmr.elapsed();
std::cout << t << std::endl;
return 0;
}
@salkj

In the c++03 version, are you adding the seconds and the nanoseconds representation together? If so, isn't that just representing double the time elapsed?

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