[issue9079] Make gettimeofday available in time module
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Mon Jul 12 19:16:44 CEST 2010
Alexander Belopolsky <belopolsky at users.sourceforge.net> added the comment:
On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Antoine Pitrou <report at bugs.python.org> wrote:
> Indeed, the GIL code would probably still use its own code paths.
> However, other less sensitive code could rely on the new API. For
> example, it is not critical for lock timeouts to benefit from the full
> gettimeofday() precision.
That may be true, but I would rather proceed in small steps. First
expose it in _time.h so that it is shared by time and datetime
modulesand then if specific uses are found inside core python, move it
to a more appropriate header. Lock timeouts are not a good use case
for gettimeofday because POSIX APIs use nonoseconds instead of
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