On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Chris Angelico firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
For any timezone at all? That'd be ambiguous for BST, CST, and a bunch of others. Timezone abbreviations aren't unique.
For a select set? Maybe, but then there'd need to be a way to choose which ones you want to recognize, which might still end up being too small and/or too large.
Thanks Chris. I hadn’t recognized that detail of them not being unique.
Would this issue be good to close out in that case? It seems the work of clarifying the docs had been done: https://github.com/pytho n/cpython/issues/66571
And I would imagine the scope of this issue (https://github.com/python/cpy thon/issues/72751) then would only be for making utc, gmt, and the local time zone that is parsed from %Z to be tz-aware date times instead of the current naive date times?
Would it be worthwhile to look into if we can improve some of these strptime error messages? For instance, currently when parsing with %Z, the function gives a ValueError saying our string doesn’t match the given format if we try to parse a timezone that isn’t utc, gmt, or our local timezone but I would expect knowing that it is completely invalid or valid but not the local timezone/utc/gmt would be more useful?
I know there has been some conversations and work regarding improving the error message for the day/month: https://github.com/ python/cpython/issues/69117