measuring 1/100th seconds, what function?

Roy Smith roy at
Wed Aug 11 05:23:10 CEST 2004

Tim Peters <tim.peters at> wrote:
> Note that on a box connected to a network time-correction
> service, time.time can appear to "run backwards" briefly at
> unpredictable times.

This will never happen if you're running NTP.  NTP does gradual 
adjustments to the clock rate to ensure that the system clock is always 
monotonically increasing.

It can happen if you're running some kind of time sync service other 
than NTP.  Why anybody would want to do such a thing is beyond me.

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