Dear All,

I have not received any responses since my first post in this thread in September last year.   This time I am adding python-dev to BCC in hopes to reach a larger audience.  With the date of the first beta (2016-09-07) fast approaching, I would like to commit PEP 495 implementation hopefully before alpha 3 (2016-07-11).

I have a patch published as a pull request [1] against the python/cpython repository on github.  If anyone still prefers the bug tracker workflow, I can publish it as a patch for issue #24773 [2] as well.

Please also see my post from March below.  Since that post, I have implemented a -utzdata option to the regression test, so now the long exhaustive test only runs when you do python -mtest -utzdata.  Note that this test currently fails on a couple exotic timezones such as Asia/Riyadh87, but it is likely to be an issue with the timezone database rather than python code.  I still don't have access to a Windows development box and I know that the current implementation will not work there because I use localtime_r.   I need help/advise on this front.

I have not started updating the documentation, so the PEP text [3] should serve as the documentation for now.  I will try to get the documentation patch ready before the beta, but I don't want to delay checking in the code.

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 10:34 PM, Alexander Belopolsky <alexander.belopolsky@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Dear All,
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> I am getting close to completing PEP 495 implementation, but I need someone to help me with a port to Windows.  One of the major obstacles is that my implementation relies heavily on the POSIX localtime_r function which apparently is not available on Windows.
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> I would also appreciate help from a unittest expert to improve test_datetime.  One of the pressing tasks is to make ZoneInfoCompleteTest optional because it takes several minutes to complete.
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> I am maintaining the patch as a pull request [1] against the python/cpython repository on github.  Code reviews are most welcome.
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[1]: https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/20
[2]: http://bugs.python.org/issue24773
[3]: https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0495