timertt-1.2.0

2017.10.27

We have updated our timertt library to version 1.2.0. The significant changes are:

We broke compatibility with previous versions. It means that switching from timertt-1.1.* to 1.2.* may require some code rewriting. We have also removed support for some old compilers (like VS2013).

An user can now specify a type of timer action as a template parameter for timer_thread and timer_manager templates. Previous versions treat timers actions as std::function only. For example:

    class operation_canceler {
        operation_manager & manager_;
        operation_id id_;
    public:
        operation_canceler(operation_manager & manager, operation_id id)
            : manager_{manager}, id_{id}
        {}
        void operator()() const noexcept
        {
            manager_.cancel(id_);
        }
    };
    ...
    // Define type of timer thread which was use operation_canceler as
    // a timer action type.
    using my_timer_wheel_thread = timertt::timer_wheel_thread_template<
        operation_canceler,
        timertt::default_error_logger,
        timertt::default_actor_exception_handler >;
    ...
    // Create and use this timer thread.
    my_timer_wheel_thread tt;
    tt.start();
    ...
    tt.activate( std::chrono::milliseconds(750), operation_canceler{manager, current_id});

New types scoped_timer_objects which allows creation of timer objects on the stack or as part of other objects. This avoids allocation/deallocation of timer objects in the heap, but requires more attention from the developers.

    void do_something_complex() {
        timertt::default_timer_wheel_thread tt;
        tt.start();
        ...
        timertt::default_timer_wheel_thread::scoped_timer_object timer;
        // Activate
        tt.activate(timer, std::chrono::milliseconds(250), ...);
        ...
        // Timer can be deactivated in usual way.
        tt.deactivate(timer);
        ...
        tt.shutdown_and_join();
    }