[Numpy-discussion] datetime functionality: questions and requests

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Fri Sep 25 02:06:58 CDT 2009


Hi there, Hi Travis,

    I have started looking at the new datetime code, with the idea that
we should soon fix (for real) a release date for numpy 1.4.0. I have a
few requests and questions:
    - since npy_datetime is conditionally defined to be 64 bits, why not
typedefing it to npy_int64 ?
    - there are a few issues w.r.t int/long/npy_datetime used
interchangeably. That's bound to cause trouble on 64 bits architectures.
    - For 1.4.0, there needs to be some minimal documentation with some
examples + a few unit tests. In particular, I would like some unit tests
which check for 64 bits issues.

I was thinking about pushing for 1.4.0 in november, which means that
those changes should be hopefully included within mid-october. Is this
possible ?

cheers,

David


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