[Python-Dev] xmlrpclib and dates before 1900
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Fri Apr 4 05:59:13 CEST 2008
Someone else will have to do a thorough code review. Last time we got
something off the web it turned out to be awful (the float formatting
code -- I'm still reeling from that one).
On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 8:48 PM, <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> Guido> Thinking about it more, given the slim chances that we'll
> Guido> reimplement strftime, I think it's okay to fix this for xmlrpc
> Guido> specifically.
> Is there some reason we can't incorporate a suitable open source
> implementation of strftime into the Python core? Here's one example that
> might provide a suitable starting point (BSD 4.4, then Tcl, then Apple
> It would probably need some tweaks for Windows, and some changes to the
> macro usage. Then there is the 1900 base year issue. I'm certainly no
> licensing expert, but it seems like we should be able to redistribute it.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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