[Python-Dev] xmlrpclib and dates before 1900

Ralf Schmitt schmir at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 09:34:27 CEST 2008

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 5:52 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> I'd like to see this fixed if possible, but I'm not sure how -- the C
> level 'struct tm' has (year - 1900) in the tm_year member, and I'm not
> sure that implementations are required to do anything with negative
> values there. We'd have to reimplement all of strftime ourselves. I'm
> not against that, but there are higher priorities.

Have you considered using the pure python datetime implementation from the
pypy project for py3k?
It's even based on your own code :)
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