P T Withington
ptw at pobox.com
Wed Jun 28 03:10:34 PDT 2006
On 2006-06-27, at 23:32 EDT, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> Why not a (64-bit) float? Millisecond precision is pretty weak,
> it'd be nicer to have higher precision where available and a float
> is the only reasonable way to get it (since nanoseconds don't fit
> well in a 32-bit integer).
My point exactly. Even in an interpreter, 1ms is a looong time these
days. And floats are no longer expensive.
Adding something like Date.now() would make optimization easier for
implementers (might translate to only a few instructions on a decent
architecture, e.g., scale the cycle-count register by the system
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