[riot-devel] Timers (caution: long mail, abstract available)

Oleg Hahm oliver.hahm at inria.fr
Wed Sep 17 21:49:47 CEST 2014

Hi Philipp!

> Especially the concept of distinguishing between different types of clocks
> for timers
> (e.g. CLOCK_REALTIME / CLOCK_MONOTONIC; see [1]) should be considered.
> This would allow a programmer to select a clock for a timer according to
> the needs of the application. This is especially important if some kind of
> clock synchronization protocol (*wink*) is involved (in this case the RTC
> may "jump").

Very good idea - I left out gtimer intensionally, because I expected it to
exist somehow separately from the new timer, but you're right: maybe we could
use the same interface even for this purpose.

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