[Python-Dev] Re: proposal: add basic time type to the standard library

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 17:48:24 -0500

>>>>> "GvR" == Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

    >> The localization context should not (always) be taken from the
    >> user environment.  In systems like web-based services, the
    >> context will instead be relative to the person/entity making
    >> the remote request, so we have to be able to explicitly specify
    >> the localization context, or at least query, modify, and
    >> restore some global context.

    GvR> Sure.  So the interface may be different.  The main argument
    GvR> (that you shouldn't be using t.year() to format dates)
    GvR> remains the same.

Doesn't Java have separate formatting objects?  You decide which
format object you need based on the localication context, then you
pass in the timestamp/date/money/whatever thingie and the format
object knowws how to render that data representation in the
appropriate localization.

makes-sense-to-me-ly y'rs,