[Python-ideas] date.datetime() method to convert from date to datetime

Evan Martin python-dev at realityexists.net
Fri Jun 3 06:07:39 CEST 2011

There is a datetime.date() method for converting from a datetime to a 
date, but no stdlib method to do the opposite conversion. Could a 
date.datetime() method be added that returns a datetime with the time 
component set to zero? Alternatively, if the object is already a 
datetime, it could simply return itself.

This isn't exactly hard to do in user code, but the obvious way of doing 
it is a bit too verbose for such a simple operation. Less verbose ways 
are not obvious or are error-prone, as this StackOverflow question 

Evan Martin

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