simpler increment of time values?

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Fri Jul 6 04:34:25 CEST 2012

On Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:15:04 -0700, rurpy wrote:

> On Thursday, July 5, 2012 11:34:16 AM UTC-6, John Nagle wrote:
>>    You can also call time.time(), and get the number of seconds
>> since the epoch (usually 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC). That's just a
>> number, and you can do arithmetic on that.
>>    Adding a datetime.time to a datetime.timedelta isn't that
>> useful.
> It certainly is useful and I gave an obvious and real- world example in
> my previous post.


A timedelta of less than one day magnitude should be usable with time 
objects, and wrap around at midnight. That's a clear and useful extension 
to the current functionality.

I can't see a feature request (rejected or otherwise) on the bug tracker. 
Perhaps you should raise one for Python 3.4. It will have a better chance 
of being accepted if you include a patch, or at least tests.


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