[Numpy-discussion] The date/time dtype and the casting issue

Tom Denniston tom.denniston@alum.dartmouth....
Wed Jul 30 13:12:45 CDT 2008


If it's really just weekdays why not call it that instead of using a
term like business days that (quite confusingly) suggests holidays are
handled properly?

Also, I view the timezone and holiday issues as totally seperate.  I
would definately NOT recommend basing holidays on a timezone because
holidays are totally unrelated to timezones.  Usually when you deal
with holidays, because they vary by application and country and change
over time, you provide a calendar as an outside input.  That would be
very useful if that were allowed, but might make the implementation
rather complex.

--Tom



On 7/30/08, Francesc Alted <faltet@pytables.org> wrote:
> A Wednesday 30 July 2008, Tom Denniston escrigué:
> > When people are refering to busienss days are you talking about
> > weekdays or are you saying weekday non-holidays?
>
> Plain weekdays.  Taking in account holidays for all the world round
> would be certainly much more complex than timezones, which neither are
> being considered in this proposal.
>
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> Francesc Alted
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