[PYTHONMAC-SIG] Re: problem importing macurl2path.py

Guido van Rossum guido@CNRI.Reston.Va.US
Sun, 13 Oct 1996 19:39:19 -0400

> Guido (and the rest of you),
> Charles Morehead just pointed out that the times returned by os.stat()
> aren't very useful, since they're mac-style unsigned longs (and,
> hence, currently negative). A possible solution would be to return
> them as floats, as all times are on the mac, but this will make stat()
> incompatible with unix for people who depend on the times being ints.
> What do you think? Any other solutions?

Making them floats sounds like a good idea -- after all, time.time()
also returns a float (and for exactly the same reason!).

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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