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

Andreas Jung lists at zopyx.com
Wed Sep 26 07:32:23 EDT 2007

--On 26. September 2007 11:08:23 +0100 Laurence Rowe <l at lrowe.co.uk> wrote:

> Andreas Jung wrote:
> <snip />
>> Just for the logs: I gave up my work on an inplace DateTime migration..
>> too compliated, too much cruft would have to remain for backward
>> compatibility. Let's see how we can address the issue in a reasonable
>> way :-)
> To enable an evolutionary approach DateTime <-> datetime conversions must
> be made round-tripable. This is currently difficult as DateTimes have a
> resolution of milliseconds and datetimes a resolution of microseconds. I
> propose:
>    * Increase the resolution of DateTimes to microseconds
>    * Modify the DateTime constructor to handle datetime objects
>    * add an asdatetime method which will return a datetime object
> (avoiding any issues with floating point conversions).

The migration project is dead (for me)..too complex in order to do it right.

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