[Python-Dev] proposal: add basic time type to the standard library
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 20:33:52 -0600
Guido> Proposal for internal representation (also the basis for an
Guido> efficient pickle format):
Guido> year 2 bytes, big-endian, unsigned (0 .. 65535)
Guido> - Why is the year unsigned? So memcmp() will do the right thing
Guido> for comparing dates (in the same timezone).
So the earliest year it can represent is 1BC (or does year == 0 represent
some other base year)?
One of MAL's desires were that he could use the abstract interface /F
defined and remain binary compatible with the current mxDateTime layout.
Will your layout work for him?