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[Python-Dev] PEP 410 (Decimal timestamp): the implementation is ready for a review



PEP author Victor asked
(in http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2012-February/116499.html):

> Maybe I missed the answer, but how do you handle timestamp with an
> unspecified starting point like os.times() or time.clock()? Should we
> leave these function unchanged?

If *all* you know is that it is monotonic, then you can't -- but then
you don't really have resolution either, as the clock may well speed up
or slow down.

If you do have resolution, and the only problem is that you don't know
what the epoch was, then you can figure that out well enough by (once
per type per process) comparing it to something that does have an epoch,
like time.gmtime().


-jJ

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