[Python-Dev] datetime module enhancements
jon+python-dev at unequivocal.co.uk
Fri Mar 9 22:36:20 CET 2007
"\"Martin v. Löwis\"" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> There are know problems comparing durations (e.g. is 30 days more
> or less than a month?). For time stamps, there is no issue. For
> calender dates, there are again problems, in particular with time
Python durations (datetime.timedelta) do not support the concept of
"months", so that's not an issue. The timedelta type only supports
durations that are a fixed number of seconds.
I don't see what the issue with time zones would be? Surely you just
convert to the same time zone and then compare?
> What I don't know (because I never used it) is whether the datetime
> module implements time stamps. If it does (i.e. no durations,
> no time zones, no issues with leap seconds), then supporting a
> total order seems reasonable.
It supports converting *from* timestamps, but not *to* timestamps,
which is the subject of a feature request I submitted the other day
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