[Python-Dev] proposal: add basic time type to the standard library

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 17:06:14 -0500

> FWIW, mxDateTime exposes these values as attributes -- there
> is no call overhead.

Good, I think this is the way to go.  (Of course there will be some
C-level call overhead if we make these properties.)

> > Serious question: what do you tend to do with time values?  I imagine
> > that once we change strftime() to accept an abstract time object,
> > you'll never need to call either timetuple() or year() -- strftime()
> > will do it for you.
> Depends on the application space. Database applications
> will call .timetuple() very often and use strftime() hardly
> ever.

What does a database app with the resulting tuple?

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