Guido van Rossum writes:
Is comparison the same what Tim mentioned as range searches? I guess a representation like current Zope timestamps or what time.time() returns is fine for that -- it is monononous even if not necessarily continuous. I guess a broken-out time tuple is much harder to compare.
Yes; as long as ordering is easy to check, we're fine with a long int or some such thing. The range search is indeed the specific application Jim has in mind.
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