[issue14262] Allow using decimals as arguments to `timedelta`

Ram Rachum report at bugs.python.org
Tue Mar 20 11:18:02 CET 2012

Ram Rachum <ram at rachum.com> added the comment:

"I'm not completly conviced by the need of supporting Decimal in timedelta constructor. Why do you use Decimal if the result should be a timedelta? Why not using timedelta directly?"

What do you mean, "Why not using timedelta directly?" How could I use timedelta directly in the timedelta constructor? I'm creating a timedelta, I don't have one ready.

I'm getting an `n_hours` variable for some component of my system. And this value happens to come as a `Decimal`. I want to create a `timedelta` out of it. So I'd want to be able to do `timedelta(hours=n_hours)` rather than `timedelta(hours=float(n_hours))`.


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