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Re: get-internal-real-time using times()

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: get-internal-real-time using times()
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 21:51:02 -0500
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Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:

> I guess that's possible, though I might think it unlikely anyone who
> understands the distinction would assume a function called `real-time'
> in fact gives wall time.

Hmm.  I don't know.  Maybe I'm daft, but I could see myself at least
wondering, -- i.e. "perhaps real-time == time in the real-world",
though as you mention...

> If the system time doesn't change too often then I guess there's not
> much difference.  But I can't help thinking that it's not good for a
> function called real-time to go backwards or suddenly jump forwards.

Hmm.  You mean because of timezones/leap-foo, etc.?  If so, good
point.  I'd say we need better docs, better functions, or both, and
either way, a good NEWS entry.

Rob Browning
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