[Numpy-discussion] Time Zones and datetime64

Chris Barker - NOAA Federal chris.barker@noaa....
Wed Apr 10 12:46:16 CDT 2013

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 9:55 AM, Riccardo De Maria
<riccardodemaria@gmail.com> wrote:

> The library should handle correctly leap seconds, otherwise using unix time
> as a floating point number is already sufficient for many applications.

well, we could have used floating point in datetime64, but integers
have their advantages.

But anyway, I'd like to keep the leap-second question separate from
the time zone question -- they are orthogonal issues. So if you feel
strongly about this, please write up a proposal, and start a new
thread for that. leap-seconds don't happen to be my itch...



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