ntpq peers formatting needs floating point for time slots.

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Sun Feb 5 11:46:16 UTC 2017

Achim Gratz <Stromeko at nexgo.de>:
>> The current code prints out each line as soon as the data is returned from 
>> the server.  Another approach would be to collect it all so we could scan the 
>> column and use the 4th digit if everything would fit.
> I'm not sure what the implication of waiting for all data really is.  It
> would certainly work for the things I use ntpq for, but that may not be
> the case for other folks.  What I had in mind was to simply allocate the
> available space more intelligently based on what we can know before
> statrting to print out the data.

You can't know enough to be "intelligent" before the per-host data arrives.
And if you wait for all data, the tool can become painful to use due to DNS

Basically there are no happy answers here.
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