[Numpy-discussion] fixing up datetime

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
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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