Alexander Belopolsky email@example.com added the comment:
On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Tomas Kubes firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ..
You should try to think like a person that does not have any background knowledge of underlying libraries but just looks through the time library trying to solve the question - how can I check if my machine uses daylight savings now.
I think you are confusing the purposes of a reference manual with that of a tutorial or an FAQ collection.
I will keep this issue open, however, in case someone will come up with a patch that does not introduce factual mistakes. As I suggested, the place to present details about tzname, timezone, altzone and daylight variables is the section on time.tzset(). It is currently devoted to a rather useless discussion of the TZ environment variable syntax. Instead, it should describe these variables and list the functions whose behavior depends on the value of TZ (time.localtime(), time.ctime(), time.mktime() and time.strftime()).