[Python-ideas] time.wallclock() or other similar stuff
denis.spir at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 16:02:47 CET 2010
On Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:43:04 +0000
Rob Cliffe <rob.cliffe at btinternet.com> wrote:
> I beg to differ.
> Seeing "wall clock" just confused me - my reaction was what the ..... is
> he talking about? Even when I understood it, it didn't seem a very
> appropriate name - I would have found something like "system clock" or
> "system time" more intelligible.
> Whereas "timer" is a very familiar concept (in computing, and in life in
> And I think most people are familiar with time.time(), so will recognize
> that time.timer() is something different. Though I agree it would be
> better if the names were more different.
I share this point of view. "wallclock" is really misleading, it simply does not tell what the object is, let's one guess something totally different; and what about its purpose? (also think at non-english speakers).
Imo, "timer" is exactly the proper term -- the issue due to proximity with "time" is real, but far less important.
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