[Python-Dev] an alternative to embedding policy in PEP 418 (was: PEP 418: Add monotonic clock)

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Apr 3 10:03:44 CEST 2012

On 03/04/2012 07:03, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 03Apr2012 07:51, Lennart Regebro<regebro at gmail.com>  wrote:
> | I like the aim of letting the user control what clock it get, but I
> | find this API pretty horrible:
> |
> |>    clock = get_clock(T_MONOTONIC|T_HIRES) or get_clock(T_MONOTONIC)
> FWIW, the leading "T_" is now gone, so it would now read:
>    clock = get_clock(MONOTONIC|HIRES) or get_clock(MONOTONIC)
> If the symbol names are not the horribleness, can you qualify what API
> you would like more?

I reckon the API is ok given that you don't have to supply the flags, 

A small point but I'm with (I think) Terry Reedy and Steven D'Aprano in 
that hires is an English word, could you please substitute highres and 
HIGHRES, thanks.


Mark Lawrence.

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