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Title: fromtimestamp does not call __new__ in datetime subclasses
Type: Stage: resolved
Components: Versions: Python 3.8, Python 3.7, Python 3.6
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: belopolsky, p-ganssle
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2017-12-21 21:54 by p-ganssle, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Pull Requests
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PR 4993 merged p-ganssle, 2017-12-23 20:02
Messages (2)
msg308908 - (view) Author: Paul Ganssle (p-ganssle) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-12-21 21:54
In writing some tests for the alternate date constructors as part of my PR for issue 32403 (, I noticed that for `datetime`, the `fromtimestamp` bypasses the `__new__` call on the subclass:

    from datetime import datetime

    args = (2003, 4, 14)
    ts = 1050292800.0           # Equivalent timestamp
    d_ord = 731319              # Equivalent ordinal date

    class DatetimeSubclass(datetime):
        def __new__(cls, *args, **kwargs):
            result = datetime.__new__(cls, *args, **kwargs)
            result.extra = 7
            return result

    base_d = DatetimeSubclass(*args)
    assert isinstance(base_d, DatetimeSubclass)         # Passes
    assert base_d.extra == 7                            # Passes

    ord_d = DatetimeSubclass.fromordinal(d_ord)
    assert isinstance(ord_d, DatetimeSubclass)          # Passes
    assert ord_d.extra == 7                             # Passes

    ts_d = DatetimeSubclass.fromtimestamp(ts)
    assert isinstance(ts_d, DatetimeSubclass)           # Passes
    assert ts_d.extra == 7                              # Fails

Replacing `datetime` with `date` in the above code we don't get a failure, but with `datetime`, it fails with:

    AttributeError: 'DatetimeSubclass' object has no attribute 'extra'

Regardless of the status of 32403, I think this should be fixed (though I can try to fix them both at the same time).
msg310100 - (view) Author: Alexander Belopolsky (belopolsky) * (Python committer) Date: 2018-01-16 18:06
New changeset 9f1b7b93f5f0ef589e7b272e127cacf4ce5d23f1 by Alexander Belopolsky (Paul Ganssle) in branch 'master':
bpo-32403: Faster date and datetime constructors (#4993)
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:58:55adminsetgithub: 76585
2018-01-16 18:06:34belopolskysetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg310100

stage: patch review -> resolved
2017-12-23 20:02:39p-gansslesetkeywords: + patch
stage: patch review
pull_requests: + pull_request4882
2017-12-21 21:54:13p-gansslecreate