datetime.time and midnight
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Sat Feb 21 18:55:23 EST 2009
Ethan Furman wrote:
> Greetings, List!
> I was curious if anyone knew the rationale behind making midnight False?
> --> import datetime
> --> midnight = datetime.time(0,0,0)
> --> bool(midnight)
> To my way of thinking, midnight does actually exist so it should be
> true. If datetime.time was measuring an *amount* of time, rather than a
> certain point during the day, then a time of 0:0:0 should certainly be
> False as it would mean no time had passed. However, since midnight does
> indeed exist (as many programmers have observed when deadlines approach
> ;) I would think it should be true.
I think it's because midnight is to the time of day what zero is to
integers, or an empty string is to strings, or an empty container ...
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