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Start an asynchronous wait on the timer.

    typename WaitHandler>
void async_wait(
    WaitHandler handler);

This function may be used to initiate an asynchronous wait against the timer. It always returns immediately.

For each call to async_wait(), the supplied handler will be called exactly once. The handler will be called when:



The handler to be called when the timer expires. Copies will be made of the handler as required. The function signature of the handler must be:

void handler(
  const boost::system::error_code& error // Result of operation.

Regardless of whether the asynchronous operation completes immediately or not, the handler will not be invoked from within this function. Invocation of the handler will be performed in a manner equivalent to using boost::asio::io_service::post().