[Python-ideas] time.wallclock() or other similar stuff

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Nov 2 02:05:52 CET 2010

On 02/11/2010 00:08, Kristján Valur Jónsson wrote:
> Bringing this in from python-dev, and http://bugs.python.org/issue10278
> Summary:  time.clock() means two different things on Windows and Unix.
> So, if you need to measure time across a blocking call in a portable
> way, you need to use time.time() (this fact is not documented).
> Time.time has its own problems though, such as low resolution (compared
> to time.clock on windows) and being susceptible to being adjusted by the
> user.
> I proposed adding a time.wallclock() to address this issue, which would
> be the most suitable function for the job on any platform.  The patch is
> an example implementation.  Any thoughts?  And yes, I acknowledge that
> the time module is complicated enough as it is J
I'm not sure about the name because the familiar wall clock changes for
daylight savings time. :-)

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