pep proposal : A date object for the standard library

Robin Becker robin at
Mon Dec 10 13:50:58 EST 2001

In article <3C14F821.DEE44D5 at>, Chris Barker
<chrishbarker at> writes
>By the way, the only technical objection I have heard to the mxDateTime
>module is that it take 32 bytes (or maybe more) per DateTime object. Is
>this a problem for the kind of applications you all forsee using such a
>package for?
yes; for the sort of financial applications that use a lot of accurate
to the second datetimes an 8 byte quantity would be entirely sufficient
and since it uses only float ops (already in the pythonxx.dll) won't
require more than python code.
Robin Becker

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