[Python-Dev] PEP 418: Add monotonic time, performance counter and process time functions
victor.stinner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 01:25:03 CEST 2012
> I think what the user cares about is "what is the smallest tick that
> this clock result will faithfully represent?". If the number of bits
> returned is larger than the clock accuracy, you want the clock accuracy.
> If the number of bits returned is smaller than the clock accuracy,
> you want the number of bits.
> (Yes, I'm using accuracy in a slightly different sense here...I think
> we don't have the right words for this.)
> To use other words, what the users cares about are the error bars on
> the returned result.
Ok ok, resolution / accuracy / precision are confusing (or at least
not well known concepts). So it's better to keep the name:
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