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

Gordon McMillan gmcm@hypernet.com
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 20:30:29 -0500

On 26 Feb 2002 at 17:48, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:

> 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.

Yeah. In an optimization gig I had a couple years
ago, I had them take out their use of the fancy
format objects. It took 7,000 calls to print a
date time according to the trace.

-- Gordon