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

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 15:21:54 +0100

The discussion is going astray again: Fredrik proposed an abstract
base type, i.e. a type providing only the name and an interface
which is defined as convention.

I am all for adding such an abstract base type (and others
as well, e.g. for numbers, sequences, money, decimal, etc.)
with minimal interfaces, but not for fixing a complex interface 
on top of these.

What you are currently discussing is heading in the direction
of imlementing one or more time subclasses. That's two steps
ahead of what Fredrik was proposing.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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