[Numpy-discussion] Making datetime64 timezone naive

Alexander Belopolsky ndarray at mac.com
Sun Oct 18 15:20:03 EDT 2015

On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 6:59 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Off the top of my head, I think allowing a 60th second makes more sense --
> jsut like we do leap years.

Yet we don't implement DST by allowing the 24th hour.  Even the countries
that adjust the clocks at midnight don't do that.

In some sense leap seconds are more similar to timezone changes (DST or
political) because they are irregular and unpredictable.

Furthermore, the notion of "fold" is not tied to a particular 24/60/60
system of encoding times and thus more applicable to numpy where
times are encoded as binary integers.
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