[Python-Dev] PEP 418 glossary

Nick Coghlan 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:
>> Clock_Monotonic:
>>    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.

Regards,
Nick.

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