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

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 16:29:14 EDT 2017

Hi francis,

Le 20 oct. 2017 18:42, "francismb" <francismb at email.de> a écrit :

Hi Victor,

On 10/13/2017 04:12 PM, Victor Stinner wrote:
> I would like to add:
> * time.time_ns()
> * time.monotonic_ns()
> * time.perf_counter_ns()
> * time.clock_gettime_ns()
> * time.clock_settime_ns()
due nano vs. pico vs. ...

why not something like (please change '_in' for what you like):


If you are not aware yet, I wrote a full PEP: PEP 564. The two discussed
idea are alreafy listed in the PEP, configurable precision and
sub-nanosecond resolution. I tried to explain why I proposed time.time_ns()
in detail in the PEP:


You may want to join the discussion on python-dev.

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