[Datetime-SIG] Another approach to 495's glitches

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 04:02:33 CEST 2015

> I really like this solution.  The reason I was procrastinating with updating
> the PEP to reflect the previous solution was that I really did not like the
> fact that it would make fold=1 times in the gap equal to the times right
> before the gap.  Now this problem will go away with many others.
> Let me sleep on this, but I really think this may work.

Good!  I need to think on it more too.  It's much more like your first
495 stab, which indeed had many nice properties.  Nobody here gives a
shit about the interzone by-magic operations, so I'm happy to
sacrifice damn near anything in those ;-)

FYI, I'm most concerned about how glibly I "sold" the idea that it
really does solve the hash problem.  It seems obvious to me that it
does, but ... hash problems have a way of popping up in unexpected
ways in unconsidered contexts :-(

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