giant stdlib tuples (was: Re: Help with code)

Michael Hudson mwh at
Thu Feb 21 06:35:37 EST 2002

quinn at (Quinn Dunkan) writes:

> On Wed, 20 Feb 2002 08:41:31 -0500, Steve Holden <sholden at> wrote:
> >Besides the underscores another poster mentioned, note also that you have
> >replaced a period with a comma. Your line which reads
> >
> >            self,dst=time.localtime(self.t)
> >
> >should read
> >
> >            self.dst=time.localtime(self.t)
> Speaking of time.localtime() and giant tuple matches, I always wind
> up writing my own wrappers for times and pwents so access them as
> proper objects.
> It's always seemed to me that things like time, pwd, grp, and stat
> are pretty non-pythonic.  You can't even really say it's because of
> the thin wrapper thing because writing and using a StructType or
> something wouldn't be much harder than using tuples.
> Of course, I've learned to carry around my own little wrappers, but
> I've always wondered why they were that way in the first place.

Used Python 2.2 yet?


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