[Python-Dev] PEP 418: Add monotonic time, performance counter and process time functions

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 12:29:45 CEST 2012


>> Ok ok, resolution / accuracy / precision are confusing (or at least
>> not well known concepts).
>
> Maybe not to us, but in fields like astronomy and mechanical
> engineering there are commonly accepted definitions:

I was just talking of the name of the time.perf_counter() function:
"perf_counter" vs "high_precision" vs "high_resolution" (or even
"highres") names. For the defintion of these words, see the Glossary
in the PEP.
http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0418/#glossary

It already contains a link to the  Wikipedia article "Accuracy_and_precision".

I don't want to spend days on this glossary. If anyone is motivated to
write a perfect (or at least better) glossary, please do it! And send
me the diff of the pep-0418.txt file. I don't really feel qualified
(nor motivated) to write/maintain such glossary.

Victor


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