[Zope-dev] Re: Options replacing DateTime with datetime!?

Dieter Maurer dieter at handshake.de
Mon Aug 27 16:25:51 EDT 2007

Philipp von Weitershausen wrote at 2007-8-27 22:11 +0200:
> ...
>In my personal opinion, we should
>* use datetime for all the new stuff that we write,
>* provide a convenient way to convert DateTime objects into datetime,
>* create alternate APIs for all the APIs that work with DateTime objects 
>(e.g. create a version of bobobase_modification_time that returns a 
>datetime, same with the CMF DublinCore interface, etc.)
>* let DateTime rot forever


And, the new version of "bobobase_modification_time" should have
a more senseful name.

> ...
>A 'cleaner', much better working version (datetime) and time zone 
>support (pytz) have been around for ever since Python 2.3 was released 
>and supported by Zope 2 several years (!) ago. It was everybody's choice 
>NOT to use it so far.

Not sure whether "everybody's choice" is correct.

I believe that "datetime" is not even importable in TTW code
and "datetime" objects not accessible in TTW code -- at least,
they have not been until recently...


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