[Python-Dev] Issue5434: datetime.monthdelta

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Fri Apr 17 04:55:02 CEST 2009

    Jess> If, on the other hand, one of the committers wants to toss this in
    Jess> at some point, whether now or 3 versions down the road, the patch
    Jess> is up at bugs.python.org (and I'm happy to make any suggested
    Jess> modifications).

Again, I think it needs to bake a bit.  I understand the desire and need for
doing date arithmetic with months.  Python is mature enough though that I
don't think you can just "toss this in".  It should be available as a module
outside of Python so people can beat on it, flush out bugs, make suggestions
for enhancements, whatever.  I believe you mentioned putting it up on PyPI.
I think that's an excellent idea.

I've used parts of Gustavo Niemeyer's dateutil package for a couple years
and love it.  It's widely used.  Adding it to dateutil seems like another
possibility.  That would guarantee an instant user base.  From there, if it
is found to be useful it could make the leap to be part of the datetime


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