[Python-Dev] datetime module enhancements

Jon Ribbens jon+python-dev at unequivocal.co.uk
Sat Mar 10 18:07:33 CET 2007

Robert Brewer <fumanchu at amor.org> wrote:
>    > One solution that just occurred to me -- and that
>    > skirts the issue of choosing an interpretation --
>    > is that, when comparing date and datetime objects,
>    > the datetime's .date() method is called and the
>    > result of that call is compared to the original
>    > date.
>    +1
>    ...and it's a decision that can be made independently
>    of how to add or subtract dates.

I don't like it. It sounds suspiciously like "when comparing integers
and floats, discard the non-integer portion of the float and then
compare as integers".

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