using datetime containers

indika indikabandara19 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 08:06:36 CET 2008


Hi,
I'm a newbie to python but have some experience in programming.
I came across this requirement of using datetime.date objects
associated with some another object.
eg. a dictionary containing datetime.date => string
>>
{
datetime.date(2001, 12, 3): 'c',
datetime.date(2001, 12, 1): 'a',
datetime.date(2001, 12, 2): 'b'
}

However, the sorting of the dict is not user configurable.  The
desired behavior would be to provide a datetime.date comparison
function to do the sorting(eg. STL map). This may seem a trivial
question but I couldn't figure out a way.

Or else, I would have expected the datatime.date object has a
writeable data member, so that iterating a calender with
itermonthdates would allow me to access that data member.

I would really appreciate if you would give me some pointers into
this.

Thanks



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