[Python-Dev] Issue5434: datetime.monthdelta

Oleg Broytmann phd at phd.pp.ru
Thu Apr 16 10:10:36 CEST 2009

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 01:18:01AM -0500, Jess Austin wrote:
> I'm new to python core development, and I've been advised to write to
> python-dev concerning a feature/patch I've placed at
> http://bugs.python.org/issue5434, with Rietveld at
> http://codereview.appspot.com/25079.

   I have read the python code and it looks good. I often have a need to do
month-based calculations.

> This patch adds a "monthdelta" class and a "monthmod" function to the
> datetime module.  The monthdelta class is much like the existing
> timedelta class, except that it represents months offset from a date,
> rather than an exact period offset from a date.

   I'd rather see the code merged with timedelta: timedelta(months=n).

     Oleg Broytmann            http://phd.pp.ru/            phd at phd.pp.ru
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