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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Apr 28 16:02:13 CEST 2012

On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 12:40 AM, Victor Stinner
<victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Surely those are all very minor quibbles. I have one myself: at some
>> point it says:
>>    On Linux, it is possible to use time.clock_gettime(CLOCK_THREAD_CPUTIME_ID).
>> But the PEP doesn't define a function by that name. Is it an editing
>> glitch? (Some of the pseudo code also uses this.)
> It is this function:
> http://docs.python.org/dev/library/time.html#time.clock_gettime
> It's just a binding of the C function clock_gettime(). Should the PEP
> describe all functions used by the PEP?

Oh, now I'm confused. Se in 3.3 we're adding a bunch of other new
functions to the time module that aren't described by the PEP? Aren't
those functions redundant? Or did I miss some part of the conversation
where this was discussed? What's *their* history?

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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