[Python-Dev] Issue5434: datetime.monthdelta

Jess Austin jess.austin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 22:57:07 CEST 2009

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 8:01 PM, Jess Austin <jess.austin at gmail.com> wrote:
> These operations are useful in particular contexts.  What I've
> submitted is also useful, and currently isn't easy in core,
> batteries-included python.  While I would consider the foregoing
> interpretation of the Zen to be backwards (this doesn't add another
> way to do something that's already possible, it makes possible
> something that currently encourages one to pull her hair out), I
> suppose it doesn't matter.  If adding a class and a function to a
> module will require extended advocacy on -ideas and c.l.p, I'm
> probably not the person for the job.
> If, on the other hand, one of the committers wants to toss this in at
> some point, whether now or 3 versions down the road, the patch is up
> at bugs.python.org (and I'm happy to make any suggested
> modifications).  I'm glad to have written this; I learned a bit about
> CPython internals and scraped a layer of rust off my C skills.  I will
> go ahead and backport the python-coded version to 2.3.  I'll continue
> this conversation with whomever for however long, but I suspect this
> topic will soon have worn out its welcome on python-dev.

I've uploaded the backported python version source distribution to
PyPI, http://pypi.python.org/pypi?name=MonthDelta&:action=display with
better-formatted documentation at

"easy_install MonthDelta" works too.


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