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spencer tintorri6,184 Points
For mumbai, is there an advantage to using hours=5, minutes=30 instead of just using hours=5.5 ?
See above. Thank you.
Jeff MudayTreehouse Moderator 26,896 Points
That is an excellent question-- you are really paying close attention to Kenneth's teaching!
Even though Datetime objects in representation
__repr__ are made up of integers rounded to the nearest microsecond (e.g. 10^-9). According to the official documentation, it should not be a problem to use a float for hours.
All arguments are optional and default to 0. Arguments may be integers or floats, and may be positive or negative.
If you are a Python geek like me, you may want to look over the code. There are a number of
// (floor division) operators involved in conversions. This means there are quite a bit of floating point operations taking place internally that require conversion back to integers.
Good luck with your Python journey!