[issue14127] os.stat and os.utime: allow preserving exact metadata

Martin v. Löwis report at bugs.python.org
Sun Feb 26 13:05:38 CET 2012

Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:

OTOH, it seems that Guido is very much in favor of hard-coding ns resolution in the API, claiming that expectations of even finer resolution are academic. While I still disagree (the *very* same argument was brought up for ms resolution ten years ago), I think that practicality beats purity here: people apparently can deal with an fixed scale much better than with a floating one. So it may be better to meet the apparent intuition of the majority than follow the purity route.

nosy: +loewis

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