Block-I/O in Haskell

Jon Fairbairn Jon.Fairbairn at
Thu Oct 14 16:09:04 EDT 2004

On 2004-10-14 at 21:35+0200 Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:
> Jon Fairbairn <Jon.Fairbairn at> writes:
> > I haven't been following this discussion closely, but if the
> > resolution of the timer were nanoseconds, wouldn't you run
> > into trouble with Double for periods longer than about four
> > months?
> If you are going to wait four months, you don't care about
> nanoseconds.

No? Are you sure? To wait forty months expecting two things
to happen ten nanoseconds apart and then have them happen
simultaneously would be annoying. Right now, a nanosecond
doesn't amount to a long time on a CPU, but I'm not willing
to bet that it'll stay that way forever.

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at

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