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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Apr 29 14:38:01 CEST 2012

On Sun, 29 Apr 2012 02:12:41 -0700
Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org> 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.

Some types can benefit from being hashable and having a minimal
footprint (hence tuple-like). However it's not the case for
get_clock_info(), since you're unlikely to have more than one instance
alive in a given invokation.



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