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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Apr 6 10:04:08 CEST 2012

Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Greg Ewing wrote:
>> the important thing about a clock that it *keeps going forward*
> That would be a *strictly* monotonic clock, as opposed to merely monotonic.

Well, yes, but even that's not enough -- it needs to go forward
at a reasonably constant rate, otherwise it's just as useless.
If it had enough resolution, it could go forward by one femtosecond
every hour for a while and still call itself strictly monotonic...


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