[Python-Dev] proposal: add basic time type to the standard library
Guido van Rossum
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 15:28:24 -0500
> 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? t.year() could be spelled as
t.timetuple(). I expect that usually you'd request several of
these together anyway, in order to do some fancy formatting, so the
timetuple() approach makes sense.
> with date parts
> being one based and time parts being zero based.
I'm not sure what you mean here.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)