Time Events with std::chrono

Learn to implement time events with std::chrono.

The std::chrono library provides tools for measuring and reporting time and intervals. Many of these classes and functions were introduced with C++11. There have been significant changes and updates for C++20, but at the time of writing, many of those updates are not yet implemented.

Using the chrono library, this recipe explores techniques for timing events.

How to do it

The system_clock class is used for reporting the current date and time. The steady_clock and high_resolution_clock classes are used for timing events. Let's look at the differences between these clocks:

  • Because these names can be long and unwieldy, we'll use some type aliases throughout this recipe:

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