pep proposal : A date object for the standard library

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Dec 10 19:50:58 CET 2001


In article <3C14F821.DEE44D5 at attbi.com>, Chris Barker
<chrishbarker at attbi.com> 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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