DateTime's and LargeIntegers

Ross Boylan RossBoylan at
Tue Jun 29 04:54:09 UTC 2004

On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 11:11:08PM -0400, Doug Way wrote:
> On Monday, June 28, 2004, at 09:10 PM, Ross Boylan wrote:
> >I'm looking for ways to speed up my application, which has gotten
> >intolerably slow.  It spends a lot of its time doing operations on
> >DateAndTime objects, which are basically Brent Pinkney's
> >implementation of the ANSI standard for squeak.  However, I see he has
> >made some changes since the version I got.  See
> >
> >
> >I notice that this class doesn't seem to have made it into the
> >mainline image (3.6), though there is a TimeStamp class there.  Aside
> >from the fact that it  has a different vocabulary, it doesn't have any
> >associated concept of durations (e.g., a week), which I also need.
> >There is at least one obvious functional difference: DateAndTime knows
> >its offset from UTC, while TimeStamp doesn't.  Not a must have feature
> >for me.
> >
> >(However, I see some Mar 2004 messages with fixes, that sort of give
> >the impression it is in the main update stream...?)
> Yes, the ANSI DateAndTime (Chronology) changes are in the current 
> update stream (3.7beta).  The current stable release (3.6) on 
> was released last fall, so it's not going to contain 
> anything from this year.  3.7 final should be coming out within the 
> next month or so.
> - Doug

Good.  Are those derived from Brent Pinkney's work, the general
ANSIfication work, or something else?

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