On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 8:09 PM, Guido van Rossum <email@example.com> wrote:The reason that timezone() takes a timedelta is to avoid mistakes in the units.
That was more or less the original reasoning. Note that an early prototype required the offset to be specified in minutes. I don't expect people to have to construct timezone objects "by hand". You would normally get tzinfo populated with a local timezone by calling .astimezone() on a UTC instance:>>> from datetime import *>>> dt = datetime.now(timezone.utc)>>> print(dt.astimezone())2015-12-10 20:19:34.446688-05:00