Timing measurements on windows

This is a discussion on Timing measurements on windows within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Originally Posted by Elysia That's why we usually have threads. If it's a Window app, you need a thread anyway ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    That's why we usually have threads.
    If it's a Window app, you need a thread anyway since the main thread needs to process messages.
    Yes, but you still have the problem of deciding if your sleeping thread woke up first, or if you received the data first. If you do it as one operation (a wait with a timeout factor), then you just have to check if the result is "data complete" or "timeout". This may well be in it's own thread, but having a second thread that just acts as a timeout generator seems a bit excessive.

    Again, it would be much easier to recommend something if we understand how the application actually works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsp View Post
    Again, it would be much easier to recommend something if we understand how the application actually works.

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