[Python-Dev] Issue5434: datetime.monthdelta

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Apr 17 11:37:13 CEST 2009

James Y Knight <foom <at> fuhm.net> writes:
> It's a human-interface operation, and as such, everyone (ahem) "knows  
> what it means" to say "2 months from now", but the details don't  
> usually have to be thought about too much.

I don't think it's true. When you say "2 months from now", some people will
think "9 weeks from now" (or "10 weeks from now"), others "60 days from now",
and yet other will think of the meaning this proposal gives it.

That's why, when scheduling a meeting, you don't say "2 months from now". You
give a precise date instead, because you know otherwise people wouldn't show up
on the same day.



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