[Numpy-discussion] code review/build & test for datetime business day API

Mark Wiebe mwwiebe@gmail....
Fri Jun 17 13:05:10 CDT 2011


On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Derek Homeier <
derek@astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de> wrote:

> On 17.06.2011, at 2:02AM, Mark Wiebe wrote:
>
> >> ok, that was a lengthy hunt, but it's in printing the string in
> make_iso_8601_date:
> >>
> >>    tmplen = snprintf(substr, sublen, "%04" NPY_INT64_FMT, dts->year);
> >>    fprintf(stderr, "printed %d[%d]: dts->year=%lld: %s\n", tmplen,
> sublen, dts->year, substr);
> >>
> >> produces
> >>
> >> >>> np.datetime64('1970-03-23 20:00:00Z', 'D')
> >> printed 4[62]: dts->year=1970: 0000
> >> numpy.datetime64('0000-03-23','D')
> >>
> >> It seems snprintf is not using the correct format for INT64 (as I
> happened to do in fprintf before
> >> realising I had to use "%lld" ;-) - could it be this is a general issue,
> which just does not show up
> >> on little-endian machines because they happen to pass the right half of
> the int64 to printf?
> >> BTW, how is this supposed to be handled (in 4 digits) if the year is
> indeed beyond the 32bit range
> >> (i.e. >~ 0.3 Hubble times...)? Just wondering if one could simply cast
> it to int32 before print.
> >>
> > I'd prefer to fix the NPY_INT64_FMT macro. There's no point in having it
> if it doesn't work... What is NumPy setting it to for that platform?
> >
> Of course (just felt somewhat lost among all the #defines). It clearly
> seems to be mis-constructed
> on PowerPC 32:
> NPY_SIZEOF_LONG is 4, thus NPY_INT64_FMT is set to NPY_LONGLONG_FMT - "Ld",
> but this does not seem to handle int64 on big-endian Macs - explicitly
> printing "%Ld", dts->year
> also produces 0.
> Changing the snprintf format to "%04" "lld" produces the correct output, so
> if nothing else
> avails, I suggest to put something like
>
> #  elseif (defined(__ppc__)  || defined(__ppc64__))
>     #define LONGLONG_FMT   "lld"
>     #define ULONGLONG_FMT  "llu"
> #  else
>
> into npy_common.h (or possibly simply "defined(__APPLE__)", since %lld
> seems to
> work on 32bit i386 Macs just as well).
>

Probably a minimally invasive change is best, also this kind of thing
deserves a comment explaining the problem that was encountered with the
specific platforms, so that in the future when people examine this part they
can understand why this is there. Do you want to make a pull request for
this change?

-Mark


>
> Cheers,
>                                                Derek
>
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