On 11/23/05, Chris Withers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi Jürgen,
>
> Many thanks for even thinking about looking at the DateTime debacle ;)
>
> Jürgen Herrmann wrote:
> >>Well, that would be cool. Just a question: How do you plan to keep and
> >>verify backwards compatibility? Any database, with any type of
> >>DateTime object, must work transparently.
> >
> > 100% compatibility isn't desireable, because its broken atm ;P
>
> Well yes, but you don't want to force people to change in an unpleasant
> way. From what I can see, DateTime _should_ just be a lightweight
> wrapper around Python's datetime.datetime to add the extra formatting
> commands, helper methods and zodb persistence.
>
> However, it isn't, and I don't think changing it to be so is the way to go.
>
> What I _would_ like to see is a new package that works with both Zope 3
> and Zope 2 and offers exactly this. We could advocate switching to this,
> with DateTime becoming deprecated and removed in, say, Zope 2.10.
>

-1 on making DateTime deprecated. I'm sure thousands of zope people
use DateTime in thousands of places. Technically it might be correct
deprecate it but politically it's just going to put people off from
upgrading.

> I wonder if Zope 3 has something that meets these needs already? Perhaps
> you could have a dig and find out on [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>
> cheers,
>
> Chris
>
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