strftime equivalent in c++

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Old 07-26-2011
strftime equivalent in c++

i wish to convert a millsec value to a readable string format.
the one option is to use strftime.
However this is a bit costly (1-5 micros).
is there a a faster way to do so with just string manipulation
(Note i have the date object which has the time details but wish o avoid strftime)
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Old 07-26-2011
Not unless you keep a record of past present and future cal years...things like weekday monthday yearday year month day leap years etc etc...which is no easy thing to track for a programmer. The kernel maintains that for you so doing it yourself would be costlier and laborious.
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Old 07-26-2011
If there were a faster way to do strftime, strftime would probably be doing it... (As an aside, "C++" doesn't usually mean "faster".)

If it needs to be done thousands of times per second, why bother with strftime, no human can read it that fast, just store time in microseconds.

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