1413. Specify whether high_resolution_clock is a distinct type or a typedef

Section: 23.17.7.3 [time.clock.hires] Status: NAD Submitter: INCITS Opened: 2010-08-25 Last modified: 2016-02-10

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Addresses US-112

What it means for high_resolution_clock to be a synonym is undefined. If it may or may not be a typedef, then certain classes of programs become unportable.

[ Resolution proposed in ballot comment ]

Require that it be a distinct class type.

[ 2010 Batavia ]

This is not a defect. Threre are a number of places in the standard where we allow implentations to choose their preferred technique, the most obvious example being the iterator/const_iterator types of set.

Typically, this means it is not portable to declare function overloads that differ only in their use of these types.

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