Guido van Rossum wrote:
Does this imply leap second hell, or will we simply be vague about expectations?
IMO, leap seconds should be ignored. Time stands still during a leap second. Consider this a BDFL pronouncement if you wish. :-)
I'd also like to see simple access methods for year, month, day, hours, minutes, and seconds,
The timetuple() method provides access to all of these simultaneously. Isn't that enough?