Author Alexander.Belopolsky
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On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 5:42 PM, Larry Hastings <report@bugs.python.org> wrote:
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> How is this superior to using either Decimal or float128?

It is explicit about the units of time used.  If we use named tuples
and retain C API field names, stat_result.tv_atimespec.tv_sec will
clearly mean number of seconds and stat_result.tv_atimespec.tv_nsec
will clearly mean nanoseconds.  Even if we use plain tuples, the
convention will be obvious to someone familiar with C API.  And
familiarity with C API is expected from users of os module, IMO.
Those who need higher level abstractions should use higher level
modules.
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