Re: [Rd] chron vs. POSIX

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Fri 14 Jul 2006 - 20:14:23 GMT

On 14 July 2006 at 14:38, Sebastian Luque wrote:
| If Gabor's recommendations are to be followed, wouldn't it make sense to
| include chron in base R? Given that flexibility for handling time

Future historians will provide a fuller account of the extended debates, but my reading of these discussions here over the last few years leaves me with the impression that Gabor is arguing for chron in a manner that is simultaneously informed, polite, persistent and yet ... utterly isolated.

Date and POSIXt have served me well over the last few years. They are maintained and being extended [ 1 ]. Chron, to the best of my knowledge, is dead code so I'd bet against it appearing in core R any time soon.

Regards, Dirk

[ 1 ] I had some pleasant exchanges with Brian Ripley where I was able to suggest a few extension relative to the new millisecond granularity in POSIXt and its interfaces.

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something. 
                                                  -- Thomas A. Edison

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