Guido> Proposal for internal representation (also the basis for an Guido> efficient pickle format): Guido> year 2 bytes, big-endian, unsigned (0 .. 65535) ... Guido> - Why is the year unsigned? So memcmp() will do the right thing Guido> for comparing dates (in the same timezone).
So the earliest year it can represent is 1BC (or does year == 0 represent some other base year)?
One of MAL's desires were that he could use the abstract interface /F defined and remain binary compatible with the current mxDateTime layout. Will your layout work for him?