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

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 09:43:37 -0500

> 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.

Good point.  The two discussions are both useful, but should be

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