[Python-Dev] strptime recapped

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 12:58:11 -0400

> This is what's keeping me from going further.  I did run the test
> suite against the latest version with no problem.  I think making
> the current time module call out to a new strptime module is the
> wrong way to do things, especially given past practice
> (socket/_socket, string/strop, etc).  I would prefer a time.py
> module be created to hold Brett's strptime function.  On import, the
> last thing it would try doing is to import * from _time, which would
> obliterate Brett's Python version if the platform supports
> strptime().

That's only a good idea if Brett's Python code has absolutely no
features beyond the C version.

I'm -0 on the time.py idea -- it seems it would churn things around
more than absolutely necessary.  But you're right about the socket

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)