Author Alexander.Belopolsky
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Date 2010-04-21.18:46:24
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On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Jess Austin <report@bugs.python.org> wrote:
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> It might seem like the latter behavior is marginally better, but really this is just a mess, since a date-datetime comparison TypeErrors in all
> directions.  I appreciate Alexander's more experienced perspective, but it's not obvious to me that this problem is insoluble simply due to OOP
> algebra.  I'm going to keep tinkering with this to see if there isn't a way to satisfy his concerns AND fix these bugs WITHOUT breaking the
> established (and admittedly anti-OOP) behavior that dates are not equal to datetimes.
>

I certainly don't have a proof that this is impossible, so best of
luck.  Note, however that the problematic behavior is due to D/DT
classes implementor's choice not to derive DT from D.  Whether
resulting violation of the symmetry of equality is a bug in python or
D/DT implementation is at least an open question.
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