Last year at the Language Summit, I proposed to add additional concrete time zones to the standard library . After much work and much more procrastination, I now have now put together my first proposal: support for the IANA time zone database (also called tz, zoneinfo or the Olson database; Wikipedia ). Last week, I submitted it for consideration as PEP 615.
I originally posted it on the discourse last week, and advertised
the discussion on some interest-group-specific fora (tz mailing
list, datetime-SIG mailing list), but I think it is ready to be
advertised to a wider forum, so I am posting it here for your
consideration. Please direct comments to the discourse thread, so
that the discussion can be as centralized as possible: https://discuss.python.org/t/3468.
Links for easy access:
PEP 615: https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0615/
Reference implementation: https://github.com/pganssle/zoneinfo
tzdata repo: https://github.com/pganssle/tzdata