[Python-Dev] PEP 418 is too divisive and confusing and should be postponed

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 10:07:12 CEST 2012

On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 00:45, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Lennart Regebro wrote:
>> Since the only monotonic clock that can be adjusted by NTP is Linux'
>> CLOCK_MONOTONIC, if we avoid it, then time.monotonic() would always
>> give a clock that isn't adjusted by NTP.
> I thought we decided that NTP adjustment isn't an issue, because
> it's always gradual.

Well, in timings it is an issue, but perhaps not a big one. :-)
In any case, which one we use will not change the API, so if it is
decided it is an issue, we can always more to CLOCK_MONOTONIC_RAW in
the future, once Linux < 2.6.26 (or whatever it was) is deemed


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