[Python-Dev] PEP 418 glossary
ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 14:40:14 CEST 2012
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
>> The characteristics expected of a monotonic clock in practice.
> Whose practice? In C++, "monotonic" was defined as "mathematically
> monotonic", and rather than talk about "what's expected of a monotonic
> clock in practice," they chose to use a different term ("steady") for
> the clocks that (come closer to) DTRT.
> I think it would be best to use a different name.
We may as well stick with the POSIX terminology (noting cases where
there are discrepancies with other uses of terms). For better or for
worse, Python is a POSIX based language.
Nick Coghlan | ncoghlan at gmail.com | Brisbane, Australia
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