[Python-Dev] an alternative to embedding policy in PEP 418

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 23:40:28 CEST 2012

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 3:44 AM, Glenn Linderman <v+python at g.nevcal.com> wrote:
> One thing I don't like about the idea of fallback being buried under some
> API is that the efficiency of that API on each call must be less than the
> efficiency of directly calling an API to get a single clock's time.

No, that's a misunderstanding of the fallback mechanism. The fallback
happens when the time module is initialised, not on every call. Once
the appropriate clock has been selected during module initialisation,
it is invoked directly at call time.


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