[Python-Dev] xmlrpclib and dates before 1900

Ralf Schmitt schmir at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 09:29:57 CEST 2008

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 5:36 AM, <skip at pobox.com> wrote:

> It's actually not xmlrpclib which has the limitation, but
> datetime.strftime().  That's a known limitation.  Here's the comment in
> the
> datetime code:
> [snip]
> Personally, I don't think patching xmlrpclib is the right place to "fix"
> this problem.  It's possible that the datetime comment is no longer
> correct

yes, you're right. but I didn't feel like writing a strftime implementation
(which has probably even less chance of being committed). This patch is
rather tiny, it's easy to understand and it works now.

> and that limitation should be reconsidered.  I see no other mention of
> PYTHON2K in any .c, .h or .py files in the trunk.
> Skip
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