Date-Time type (was Re: [DB-SIG] DB-API Spec. 1.1a1)

M.-A. Lemburg
Mon, 08 Dec 1997 16:11:54 +0100

[Lots of code from Christian Egli]

What an impressive list of date formats, thanks. I think we
should (at first) stick to Gregorian and Julien dates for
input/output methods. Your "absolute date" basis seems to be
a reasonable internal format for the date integer. Time
could be encoded as double expressing seconds since midnight.
This is pretty accurate and allows for leap seconds etc.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

DB-SIG  - SIG on Tabular Databases in Python

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