C9x <time.h> and clock precision

Clive D.W. Feather clive at on-the-train.demon.co.uk
Thu Oct 8 19:14:48 UTC 1998

In message <199810052044.NAA14428 at shade.twinsun.com>, Paul Eggert
<eggert at twinsun.com> writes
>Perhaps I'm paraphrasing you incorrectly; still, I am extremely
>uncomfortable with the idea that the C standard should impose an upper
>limit on the quality of the clock.

It shouldn't. However, that doesn't mean that it can't put a limit on
Standard access to the clock. Thus a design that limited defined
precision to 1ns, but didn't forbid an fs or as field would be

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