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The std::chrono::steady_clock class provides access to the system-wide steady clock. The current time can be obtained by calling std::chrono::steady_clock::now(). There is no fixed relationship between values returned by std::chrono::steady_clock::now() and wall-clock time. A steady clock cannot go backwards, so if one call to std::chrono::steady_clock::now() happens-before another call to std::chrono::steady_clock::now(), the second call must return a time-point equal to or later than the first. The clock advances at a uniform rate as far as possible.

class steady_clock
    typedef unspecified-integral-type rep;
    typedef std::ratio<
        unspecified,unspecified> period;
    typedef std::chrono::duration<rep,period> duration;
    typedef std::chrono::time_point<steady_clock>
    static const bool is_steady=true;

    static time_point now() noexcept;

    // for backwards compatibility only
    static const bool is_monotonic=true;

#include <chrono>

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