ITK  4.13.0
Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit
Public Types | Public Member Functions | Static Public Member Functions | Private Attributes | Static Private Attributes | List of all members
itk::TimeStamp Class Reference

#include <itkTimeStamp.h>

+ Collaboration diagram for itk::TimeStamp:

Detailed Description

Generate a unique, increasing time value.

TimeStamp records a unique time when the method Modified() is executed. This time is guaranteed to be monotonically increasing. Classes use this object to record modified and/or execution time. There is built in support for the binary < and > comparison operators between two TimeStamp objects.

On most platforms, this class uses a lock-free incremental counter. The Modified function can safely be called simultaneously by multiple threads on different instances of the class. However, calling the Modified function by different threads on the same instance of the class can lead to some unexpected behavior. The global counter will always be correct but the local m_ModifiedTime might not (see for more detail).

Definition at line 59 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

Public Types

typedef AtomicInt
< ModifiedTimeType
typedef TimeStamp Self

Public Member Functions

void Delete ()
ModifiedTimeType GetMTime () const
void Modified ()
 operator ModifiedTimeType () const
const Selfoperator= (const Self &other)
 TimeStamp ()
bool operator> (TimeStamp &ts)
bool operator< (TimeStamp &ts)

Static Public Member Functions

static const char * GetNameOfClass ()
static SelfNew ()
static GlobalTimeStampTypeGetGlobalTimeStamp ()
static void SetGlobalTimeStamp (GlobalTimeStampType *timeStamp)

Private Attributes

ModifiedTimeType m_ModifiedTime

Static Private Attributes

static GlobalTimeStampTypem_GlobalTimeStamp

Member Typedef Documentation

Definition at line 65 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

Standard class typedefs.

Definition at line 63 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

itk::TimeStamp::TimeStamp ( )

Constructor must remain public because classes instantiate TimeStamps implicitly in their construction.

Definition at line 73 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

Member Function Documentation

void itk::TimeStamp::Delete ( )

Destoy this instance.

Definition at line 77 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

static GlobalTimeStampType* itk::TimeStamp::GetGlobalTimeStamp ( )

Set/Get the pointer to GlobalTimeStamp. Note that SetGlobalTimeStamp is not concurrent thread safe.

ModifiedTimeType itk::TimeStamp::GetMTime ( void  ) const

Return this object's Modified time.

Definition at line 94 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

static const char* itk::TimeStamp::GetNameOfClass ( )

The class name as a string.

Definition at line 81 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

void itk::TimeStamp::Modified ( )

Set this objects time to the current time. The current time is just a monotonically increasing unsigned long integer. It is possible for this number to wrap around back to zero. This should only happen for processes that have been running for a very long time, while constantly changing objects within the program. When this does occur, the typical consequence should be that some filters will update themselves when really they don't need to.

static Self* itk::TimeStamp::New ( )

Create an instance of this class. We don't want to use reference counting.

itk::TimeStamp::operator ModifiedTimeType ( ) const

Allow for typcasting to unsigned long.

Definition at line 105 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

bool itk::TimeStamp::operator< ( TimeStamp ts)

Support comparisons of time stamp objects directly.

Definition at line 100 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

References m_ModifiedTime.

const Self& itk::TimeStamp::operator= ( const Self other)

Assignment operator, allows to initialize one time stamp by copying from another.

bool itk::TimeStamp::operator> ( TimeStamp ts)

Support comparisons of time stamp objects directly.

Definition at line 98 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

References m_ModifiedTime.

static void itk::TimeStamp::SetGlobalTimeStamp ( GlobalTimeStampType timeStamp)

Set/Get the pointer to GlobalTimeStamp. Note that SetGlobalTimeStamp is not concurrent thread safe.

Member Data Documentation

GlobalTimeStampType* itk::TimeStamp::m_GlobalTimeStamp

The static GlobalTimeStamp. This is initialized to NULL as the first stage of static initialization. It is then populated on the first call to itk::TimeStamp::Modified() but it can be overridden with SetGlobalTimeStamp().

Definition at line 125 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

ModifiedTimeType itk::TimeStamp::m_ModifiedTime

Definition at line 119 of file itkTimeStamp.h.

Referenced by operator<(), and operator>().

The documentation for this class was generated from the following file: