Jeff, could you tell me the resolution of that timer that will be a standard Java inclusion in 1.5?
Okay, i got this change. Thank Josh Block and Doug Lea:
"We replaced first sentence of nanoTime spec with:
* Returns the current value of the most precise available system
* timer, in nanoseconds.
Which ought to have the right effect."
Its now *required* to be the best precision possible. If its not, and you can show a way to get higher precision, you can log it as a bug against the VM
(Ours or anyone elses