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Re: RFC: timestamps/sleep

From: Michael Price <mprice_at_atl.lmco.com>
Date: 2003-02-13 21:29:01 CET

mark benedetto king writes:
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 12:39:51PM +0000, Philip Martin wrote:
> > A question that needs to be considered is who cares about the sleep
> > time? Obviously it affects the regression tests, but I don't think we
> > should be designing the system purely for that. The effect on someone
> > using the command line client is fairly small, it would be even
> > smaller if we fixed update so that it didn't sleep if there are no
> > changes. Do they care about a one second sleep after a thirty second
> > checkout? They possibly care more about a one second sleep after a
> > four second update, but are either of these a real problem?
>
> Not in the grand scheme of war and hunger and stuff, but in terms
> of command-line snappyness the difference between a .5s update
> and a 1.1s update is noticeable.

Random-odd-statistic:

  If you perform an operation ending in a one second sleep every 30
  minutes during an average workday then every year you end up sleeping
  over 1 hour.

Now, for any real human this will be lost in the lunch and coffee break
noise but for the extremely anal its still a lost hour :)

Michael

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