YADTR (Yet Another DateTime Rant)
antoon.pardon at rece.vub.ac.be
Thu Mar 27 15:12:31 CET 2014
On 27-03-14 13:52, Roy Smith wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 9:22 PM, Johannes Bauer <dfnsonfsduifb at gmx.de> wrote:
>>> Besides, there's an infinite amount of (braindead) timedelta string
>>> representations. For your -30 hours, it is perfectly legal to say
>>> 123 days, -2982 hours
>>> Yet Python doesn't (but chooses an equally braindead representation).
> In article <mailman.8613.1395917059.18130.python-list at python.org>,
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's not "equally braindead", it follows a simple and logical rule:
>> Only the day portion is negative.
> Simple and logical, yes. But also entirely braindead.
That you don't have a use for it and don't like it doesn't
make it brain dead.
>> That might not be perfectly suited to all situations
> Give ma a real-life situation where you would want such behavior.
What good would that do? The fact that someone else could
give a real-life situation where they wanted that, wouldn't
mean that you would recognize it as a situation where you
wanted it, and so you could still call it brain dead.
I don't recall specifics, but I do remember multiple times
where I was working with a structure that consisted of
a whole part and a fracture part where I found it useful
to have the fracture part always positive and displayed
Your background is obviously different and you don't like it.
Fine, that doesn't make it brain dead.
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