[issue9079] Make gettimeofday available in time module

Alexander Belopolsky report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jul 12 19:01:20 CEST 2010


Alexander Belopolsky <belopolsky at users.sourceforge.net> added the comment:

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Antoine Pitrou <report at bugs.python.org> wrote:
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> Instead of being defined in _time.h, perhaps the new API function should be provided by core Python?

This is an interesting idea, but proposed Py_gettimeofday inherits
float_time logic of falling back on ftime and then plain time in case
gettimeofday is not available.  I am not sure this behavior is always
beneficial.  I notice that Python/ceval_gil.h has a comment /* We
assume all modern POSIX systems have gettimeofday() */, which means it
handles windows completely differently and using   Py_gettimeofday
instead of GETTIMEOFDAY in gil code may not be appropriate.

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