[Numpy-discussion] Time Zones and datetime64
Chris Barker - NOAA Federal
chris.barker at noaa.gov
Wed Apr 17 20:36:19 EDT 2013
On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Anthony Scopatz <scopatz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Option (2), what datetime does, is the wrong model. This is more
> complicated in both the implementation and API, and leads to lots of broken
> code, weird errors, and no clear right way of doing thing.
could you elaborate a bit more? I've never tried to use timezone
support with datetime, so I have no idea what goes wrong -- but it
looks reasonable to me. though it really punts on the hard stuff, so
maybe no point.
> Be Well
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal
> <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Riccardo De Maria
>> <riccardodemaria at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Not related to leap seconds and physically accurate time deltas, I have
>> > just
>> > noticed that SQLite has a nice API:
>> > http://www.sqlite.org/lang_datefunc.html
>> > that one can be inspired from. The source contains a date.c which looks
>> > reasonably clear.
>> well, I don't see any timezone support in there at all. It appears the
>> use UTC, though I"m not entierly sure from the docs what now() would
>> So I think it's pretty much like my "use UTC" proposal.
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