[Python-Dev] datetime.timedelta total_microseconds

Paul Ganssle paul at ganssle.io
Thu Feb 14 13:17:26 EST 2019

Ah yes, good point, I forgot about this because IIRC it's not supported
in Python 2.7, so it's not a particularly common idiom in polyglot
library code.

Obviously any new methods would be Python 3-only, so there's no benefit
to adding them.



On 2/14/19 1:12 PM, Alexander Belopolsky wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 9:07 AM Paul Ganssle <paul at ganssle.io
> <mailto:paul at ganssle.io>> wrote:
>     I don't think it's totally unreasonable to have other total_X()
>     methods, where X would be days, hours, minutes and microseconds
> I do.  I was against adding the total_seconds() method to begin with
> because the same effect can be achieved with
> delta / timedelta(seconds=1)
> this is easily generalized to
> delta / timedelta(X=1)
> where X can be days, hours, minutes or microseconds.
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