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

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun Apr 29 14:29:59 CEST 2012

Larry Hastings wrote:
> On 04/29/2012 02:01 AM, Eric V. Smith wrote:
>> On 4/29/2012 4:41 AM, Larry Hastings wrote:
>>> I'd prefer an object to a dict, but not a tuple / structseq.  There's no
>>> need for the members to be iterable.
>> I agree with you, but there's already plenty of precedent for this.
>> [...] Iteration for these isn't very useful, but structseq is the 
>> handiest
>> type we have:
> The times, they are a-changin'.  I've been meaning to start whacking the 
> things which are iterable which really shouldn't be.  Like, who uses 
> destructuring assignment with the os.stat result anymore?  Puh-leez, 
> that's so 1996.  That really oughta be deprecated.

Why? What problems does it cause?

If it isn't broken, don't break it.


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