[Python-Dev] PEP 418: Add monotonic clock
regebro at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 14:11:13 CEST 2012
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 23:40, Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Does this primarily give a high resolution clock, or primarily a
>> monotonic clock? That's not clear from either the name, or the PEP.
> I expect a better resolution from time.monotonic() than time.time().
Sure. And for me that means that time.hires() would give a high
resolution version of time.time(). Ie, not monotonic, but wall clock.
The question then is why time.time() doesn't give that resolution from
It seems to me we need three functions: One to get the wall clock, one
to get a monotonic clock, and one that falls back if no monotonic
clock is available. Both time.time() and time.monotonic() should give
the highest resolution possible. As such, time.hires() seems
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