[Python-Dev] Subsecond time stamps

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
07 Sep 2002 09:35:26 +0200

Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

> Hm, so maybe new field names is still the way to go.  E.g. st_mtime
> gives an int, st_mtimef gives a float.  The tuple version only gives
> the int.  If the system doesn't support subsecond resolution, the
> st_mtimef field still exists but is an int (no point allocating a
> float and converting the int).

OTOH, I just found that the time values are already floats on the
Mac. Did the change in return value for time.time() cause any problems
at the time it was made?