[Python-Dev] PEP 418 glossary

Kristján Valur Jónsson kristjan at ccpgames.com
Thu Apr 12 15:49:43 CEST 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> From: python-dev-bounces+kristjan=ccpgames.com at python.org
> [mailto:python-dev-bounces+kristjan=ccpgames.com at python.org] On
> Behalf Of Victor Stinner
> Sent: 11. apríl 2012 23:10
> I integrated a simplified version of your Glossary into the PEP. Some changes:
>  * a monotonic clock has not necessary an high precision, on Windows, the
> two properties are exclusive

By this I assume you mean that QueryPerformanceCounter is not monotonic, because it certainly is high precision.
I don't understand why you have come to this conclusion.  The fact that some older bios or drivers may be buggy does not suffice to condem whole of windows.

Wallclock:  This definition is wrong no metter how the BDFL feels about the word.  Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_clock_time.


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