Microsecond support in java.time.Duration/Instant?
Roger.Riggs at Oracle.com
Tue Jan 23 14:54:13 UTC 2018
I created an enhancement request in the Jira and linked the core-libs
Thanks for the frequency usage info. Its hard to guess whether if micro
available whether they would have been used instead of millis.
On 1/23/2018 12:23 AM, Kurt Alfred Kluever wrote:
> Thanks for the responses, Stephen + Roger,.
> As noted, a line definitely has to be drawn somewhere. In case anyone
> is looking for some data, here are current relative usage stats inside
> of Google for the various APIs, grouped by functionality
> (creating/decomposing Instants/Durations):
> Instant.ofEpochMilli(long): 67%
> Instant.ofEpochSecond(long): 29%
> * Instants.ofEpochMicros(long): 4%
> Instant.toEpochMilli(): 83%
> Instant.getEpochSecond(): 10%
> * Instants.toEpochMicros(Instant): 7%*
> Duration.ofSeconds(long): 30%
> Duration.ofDays(long): 24%
> Duration.ofMillis(long): 21%
> Duration.ofMinutes(long): 18%
> Duration.ofHours(long): 7%
> Duration.ofNanos(long): < 1%
> * Durations.ofMicros(long): < 1%*
> Duration.toMillis(): 73%
> Duration.getSeconds(): 16%
> Duration.toMinutes(): 3%
> Duration.toNanos(): 3%
> Duration.toDays(): 3%
> *Durations.toMicros(Duration): 2%*
> Duration.toHours(): 1%
> So yea, it's definitely towards the bottom of the usage stats, but
> that also might be partially because of the discoverability issue
> (people are much more likely to find an instance method directly on
> the type than a static method on our Durations class). Anyway, I'm not
> claiming these numbers motivate any sort of change, but given a
> proposal to add microsecond support directly to the APIs, I think I'd
> be in favor :-) Or perhaps Google is unique in it's usage of
> microsecond precision (many of our storage systems have timestamps
> using microsecond precision).
> PS - and thanks for the ".NET ticks" reference, I hadn't heard of that
> before. And maybe here's a new one for you that just popped up in the
> news --- a Flick <https://github.com/OculusVR/Flicks> (1/705600000 of
> a second).
> On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Stephen Colebourne
> <scolebourne at joda.org <mailto:scolebourne at joda.org>> wrote:
> On 22 January 2018 at 02:58, Kurt Alfred Kluever <kak at google.com
> <mailto:kak at google.com>> wrote:
> > I'm curious how these sets of units were chosen or decided upon? I
> > understand that the line must be drawn somewhere (or else
> someone may come
> > along asking for centisecond support), but I'm curious as to the
> Nanos have to be supported as they are the smallest available.
> Millis are supported as they are the historic form.
> Micros is only one of the other possible ones - .NET ticks might be
> another. A line has to be drawn somewhere...
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