[Numpy-discussion] datetime functionality: questions and requests

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Fri Sep 25 02:43:04 CDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 1:06 AM, David Cournapeau <
david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:

> 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 ?
Re: November, I was thinking the same. Sometime around the middle of the
month perhaps.

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