--On 26. August 2007 20:00:35 +0200 Dieter Maurer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Andreas Jung wrote at 2007-8-25 17:47 +0200:... emulate "DateTime" (implicitely) by "datatime" ... Before digging deeper I would like to hear some opinions if this seems a reasonable approach? Unlikely that we can achieve 100% backward compatibility but possibly 99%....thoughts...comments?I would prefer a more explicit approach :-) Make Python's "datatime" available in addition to "DateTime" and provide conversion functions between the two.
Conversion between both is pretty much trivial. However I have no ideahow this would solve the DateTime problem. So what are our DateTime problems?
- an insane constructor with a parser trying to parse almost every date format in the world (with lots of guessing and dealing with ambiguousness) - an insane timezone handling - DateTime is doing way too muchHowever after this weekend I have the feeling that this is an mission-impossible project.
The lots of problems related to "DateTime" show that date handling is difficult. These difficulties make it not unlikely that the proposed emulation will have difficulties, too.
I would not care about some incompatibilities if people have the chance using the old version somehow (e.g. through a DT egg). -aj
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