[Numpy-discussion] Removing datetime support for 1.4.x series ?

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Tue Feb 2 18:41:42 CST 2010


Travis Oliphant wrote:
> I'm still pretty strongly against it. 

Me too. I was close to posing a note today saying it was fine, but then 
I sat down with a developer I'm working with, and he happened to mention 
that he had rebuilt something or other to accommodate the numpy ABI 
change -- so that cat's out of the bag now anyway.

Maybe it should have been called 1.5, but what's the difference, really?

> The 
> datetime is useful as a place-holder for data.  Math on date-time arrays 
> just doesn't work yet.

I agree, though not at all complete, it's still nice to have, and IIUC, 
it's not just about datetime, but also a structure for making other 
custom data types -- wasn't someone working on a fixed-point type, for 
instance?

-CHB

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