[Python-Dev] this is why we shouldn't call it a "monotonic clock" (was: PEP 418 is too divisive and confusing and should be postponed)

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Tue Apr 10 00:26:50 CEST 2012

On 09Apr2012 13:26, Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
| > | On Windows, GetProcessTimes() has not a "high-resolution": it has a
| > | accuracy of 1 ms in the best case.
| >
| > This page:
| >  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms683223%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
| > says "100-nanosecond time units".
| >
| > Am I going to the wrong place to learn about these functions?
| Yes, the resolution is 100 ns, but the accuracy is only 1 ms in the
| best case (but it usually 15 ms or 10 ms).

I understand the difference, but I can't see mention of the accuracy on
the cited page, hence my question as to whether I'm looking in the right
place. I need to mark up clocks with their accuracy (I've got their

| Resolution != accuracy, and only accuracy matters :-)
| http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0418/#resolution

I agree. But finding the accuracy seems harder than one would like.
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743

Thomas R. Collins<brimisha at ix.netcom.com> wrote
> This is NOT alt.peeves, as I previously suspected, but

alt.peeves "as you suspected" doesn't exist and never has. The _real_
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