[Numpy-discussion] fixing up datetime
Thu Jun 2 13:24:43 CDT 2011
Benjamin Root wrote:
> Just throwing it out there. Back in my Perl days (I do not often admit
> this), the one module that I thought was really well done was the
> datetime module. Now, I am not saying that we would need to support the
> calendar from Lord of the Rings or anything like that, but its floating
> timezone concept and other features were quite useful. Maybe there are
> lessons to be learned from there?
Another one to look at is the classes in the Earth System Modeling
Framework (ESMF). That will give you a good idea what the
atmospheric/oceanographic/climate modelers need, and how at least one
well-respected group has addresses these issues.
(If that long URL breaks, I found that by googling: "ESMF calendar date
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