[Python-ideas] Add time.time_ns(): system clock with nanosecond resolution

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun Oct 15 18:16:17 EDT 2017

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 08:04:25PM +0300, Koos Zevenhoven wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 6:58 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > I'd like to have time.time_ns() -- this is most parallel to st_mtime_ns.
> >
> > ​
> Welcome to the list Guido! You sound like a C programmer. For many people,
> that was the best language they knew of when they learned to program. But
> have you ever tried Python? You should give it a try!

You seem to be making a joke, but I have *no idea* what the joke is.

Are you making fun of Guido's choice of preferred name? "time_ns" 
instead of "time_nanoseconds" perhaps?

Other than that, I cannot imagine what the joke is about. Sorry for 
being so slow.


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