[Python-Dev] Subsecond time stamps

Anthony Baxter Anthony Baxter <anthony@interlink.com.au>
Tue, 10 Sep 2002 20:06:31 +1000

>>> Guido van Rossum wrote
> I'm sorry, but I really don't see the point of wanting to record file
> mtimes all the way up to nanosecond precision.  What would it mean?
> Most clocks are off by a few seconds at least anyway.

Not only that, but if you're that precise, are you measuring the time
when the modification started, the time when it started hitting the
disks, when the write on the disk completed, when the O/S signalled
to the application that the modification was complete... questions 
questions.. .:)