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

Antoine Pitrou report at bugs.python.org
Sun Mar 4 01:43:13 CET 2012

Antoine Pitrou <pitrou at free.fr> added the comment:

> Well, Guido has already nixed future-proof formats, see his comments
> above:

I don't think Guido is *against* future-proof formats per se, he's
against them when they have a cost compared to non future-proof ones.

The proposal I made (a (integral part, float fractional part) tuple)
doesn't have a cost compared to the plain (int seconds, int nanoseconds)
tuple proposal.
(of course, you can also have nanoseconds as a float, but that starts
being weird)


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