Guido van Rossum writes:
In that case, I take back everything I've said about Jim Fulton's requirements. I'm quite sure that in the past he said he needed a very lightweight date/time object, but from what you say it appears this need has disappeared.
He wanted this for the catalog, and I suspect he still does. Both size and performance (of comparisons) were important, not rendering time.
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