[Python-Dev] New Subscriber Introduction

Brett Cannon bac@OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Tue, 25 Jun 2002 12:06:26 -0700 (PDT)

[M.-A. Lemburg]

> mxDateTime is part of egenix-mx-base which is covered
> by an open source license similar to that of Python (with less
> fuzz, though :-).

Good to know.

> That's correct. I was refering to the mx.DateTime.Parser
> module, which implements several different date/time parsers.
> The basic interface is mx.DateTime.DateTimeFrom(string). No format
> string is required.

Ah, OK.  Well, that is handy, but since this is meant to be a drop-in
replacement for strptime, I don't think it is warranted here.  Perhaps
something like that could be put into Python when Guido starts putting in
new fxns for the forthcoming new datetime type?

And I do agree that strptime is not need most of the time.  But it is
there so might as well fix that non-portable wart.

-Brett C.