[Python-Dev] time.clock_info() field names

Jim J. Jewett jimjjewett at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 03:06:48 CEST 2012

In http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2012-April/119134.html
Benjamin Peterson wrote:

> I see PEP 418 gives time.clock_info() two boolean fields named
> "is_monotonic" and "is_adjusted". I think the "is_" is unnecessary and
> a bit ugly, and they could just be renamed "monotonic" and "adjusted".

I agree with monotonic, but I think it should be "adjustable".

To me, "adjusted" and "is_adjusted" both imply that an adjustment
has already been made; "adjustable" only implies that it is possible.

I do remember concerns (including Stephen J. Turnbull's
<CAL_0O19nmi0+zB+tV8poZDAffNdTnohxo9y5dbw+E2q=9rX9YA at mail.gmail.com> )
that "adjustable" should imply at least a list of past adjustments,
and preferably a way to make an adjustment.

I just think that stating it is adjustable (without saying how, or
whether and when it already happened) is less wrong than claiming it
is already adjusted just in case it might have been.



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