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On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Tim Peters <report@bugs.python.org> wrote:
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> Tim Peters <tim.peters@gmail.com> added the comment:
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>> Do you remember why it was a good idea to
>> derive datetime from date?
>
> Why not?  A datetime is a date, but with additional behavior.  Makes inheritance conceptually natural.

It is also time with additional behavior.  In the face of ambiguity ...

Why not?  See issue #5516.  Most of datetime comparison code is
devoted to fighting inheritance from date.   There is hardly any
non-trivial method that benefits from this inheritance.

To me,  conceptually, datetime is a container of date, time and
optionally time zone, it is not a date.
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