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

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 13:04:13 CEST 2012

2012/4/4 Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>:
> On Wed, 4 Apr 2012 02:02:12 +0200
> Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Lennart Regebro wrote:
>> >> Well, get_clock(monotonic=True, highres=True) would be a vast
>> >> improvement over get_clock(MONOTONIC|HIRES).
>> I don't like this keyword API because you have to use a magically
>> marker (True). Why True? What happens if I call
>> get_clock(monotonic=False) or get_clock(monotonic="yes")?
> Since when are booleans magical? Has this thread gone totally insane?

It depends if the option supports other values. But as I understood,
the keyword value must always be True.


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