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[Python-Dev] bpo-36558: Change time.mktime() return type from float to int?


On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 8:19 AM Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com> wrote:

> Le mar. 16 avr. 2019 ? 16:44, Paul Ganssle <paul at ganssle.io> a ?crit :
> > 2. Mainly for Victor, but anyone can answer: I agree that the natural
> output of `mktime()` would be `int` if I were designing it today, but would
> there be any practical benefits for making this change?
>
> It's just for the consistency of the function regarding to C function
> mktime() return type and its input types :-)
>

But all Python times are reported or accept floats -- this allows
sub-second precision without using complicated data structures. None of the
C functions use floats. Consistency with C should not be the issue --
consistency between the time functions is important.


> > Are there problems cropping up because it's returning a float?
>
> None.
>

So let's drop the idea.


> Victor
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