Title: Datetime enhancements
Type: Stage:
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 2.6
Status: closed Resolution: rejected
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: christian.heimes, georg.brandl, jcrocholl, jorend, sonderblade
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2007-02-21 14:55 by christian.heimes, last changed 2007-07-12 14:46 by christian.heimes. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
timedelta_intfloat.diff christian.heimes, 2007-03-23 02:38 timedelta cast to and compare with int, long, float
Messages (8)
msg51905 - (view) Author: Christian Heimes (christian.heimes) * (Python committer) Date: 2007-02-21 14:55
I'm proposing some small enhancements to the datetime module:

Add a totimestamp() method to datetime.datetime that returns the seconds since 1/1/1970 00:00:00. The datetime class has already a fromtimestamp() factory but is missing a totimestamp() method.

Add a __int__() and __float__() method to datetime.timedelta which return the seconds (seconds + 86400 * days) as int and seconds + miliseconds as float. It would save some typing if somebody needs an integer representation of a timedelta object :]

The datetime module is implemented in C. I've never written a Python C extension so I can't help with a patch.

msg51906 - (view) Author: Christian Heimes (christian.heimes) * (Python committer) Date: 2007-02-21 16:16
File Added: timedelta.patch
msg51907 - (view) Author: Johann C. Rocholl (jcrocholl) Date: 2007-03-09 16:33
The patch confuses microseconds with milliseconds.
The divisor in delta_float should be 1000000.0, not 1000.0.
The result of the last test should be 86401.000001, not 86401.001.
msg51908 - (view) Author: Christian Heimes (christian.heimes) * (Python committer) Date: 2007-03-23 02:38
Here is a new patch. I've updated the documentation and enhanced the compare function to compare with ints, longs and floats. This part of the patch should be complete. I'm going to submit a different patch for the other features later. Shall I start a new tracker entry?
File Added: timedelta_intfloat.diff
msg51909 - (view) Author: Jason Orendorff (jorend) Date: 2007-04-20 22:19
tiran, having timedelta objects comparable with numbers is going a bit too far.  You end up with:

timedelta(0, 1) == 1   but   hash(timedelta(0, 1)) != hash(1)

This breaks dictionaries.
msg51910 - (view) Author: Björn Lindqvist (sonderblade) Date: 2007-06-06 16:52
Seems like it is safe to close this patch. If you need a timedelta in seconds it isn't that much work to write td.days*86400+td.seconds to convert it to an int. Converting it to a float doesn't seem useful enough.
msg51911 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2007-07-12 08:22
Agreed. (A separate patch can be submitted for totimestamp().)
msg51912 - (view) Author: Christian Heimes (christian.heimes) * (Python committer) Date: 2007-07-12 14:46
Oh, I didn't know that hash() *AND* == are used in dictionaries. Well, you are the experts and I'm just a noob. :)

I'm going to remove the compare part from my patch. I still like to get int(td) and float(td) into Python. I find it very useful.
Date User Action Args
2007-02-21 14:55:01christian.heimescreate