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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Apr 5 18:59:07 CEST 2012

On Thu, 5 Apr 2012 09:56:19 -0700
Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > For timeout purposes in a single process, such a clock is useful.  It just
> > isn't suitable for benchmarks, or for interprocess coordination.
> I think it would be better if the proposed algorithm (or whatever
> algorithm to "fix" timeouts) was implemented by the
> application/library code using the timeout (or provided as a separate
> library function), rather than by the clock, since the clock can't
> know what fallback behavior the app/lib needs.

Agreed with providing it as a separate library function.



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