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

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Apr 5 20:04:16 CEST 2012

Victor Stinner wrote:
> I changed time.monotonic() to not fallback to the system clock exactly
> for this reason: Python cannot guess what the developer expects, or
> how the developer will use the clock.

Which is exactly why I like Cameron Simpson's approach to selecting a 
clock -- let the developer/user decide what kind of clock they need, and 
ask for one that matches their criteria.


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