[Python-Dev] Issue5434: datetime.monthdelta
robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 09:46:57 CEST 2009
On 2009-04-16 21:55, skip at pobox.com wrote:
> 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
dateutil.relativedelta appears to do everything monthdelta does and more in a
general way. Adding monthdelta to dateutil doesn't seem to make much sense.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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