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Author vstinner
Recipients gvanrossum, neologix, vstinner
Date 2014-02-07.16:39:31
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"If you want to keep the current approach, nothing prevents from using a
fixed "slack" value, independant of the selector (e.g. 1ms seems

select() and kqueue() are able to sleep less than 1 ms. Using a slack of 1 ms would reduce the accuracy. I don't see why we should limit the accuracy. Why 1 ms? Because of poll/epoll? What about Windows and its resolution of 15.6 ms?

Well, under 1 ms, don't expect accurate results :-) For example on my fast Linux box, a select() with a timeout of 61 us takes 137 us (elapsed time measued in Python).
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