[Datetime-SIG] Drop datetime's offset restrictions?
carl at oddbird.net
Wed Aug 12 22:51:01 CEST 2015
On 08/12/2015 02:44 PM, Chris Barker wrote:
> The problem I see with ISO 8601 is that (AFAICT) there is no way to
> specify a time zone -- only a UTC offset.
> and offsets are not unique.
> So if someone wants to create a datetime object from an ISO 8601 string,
> they have two options:
> * The string does not contain an offset -- they should get a naive datetime
> * The string does contain an offset -- they have to get a datetime with
> a UTC tzinfo object, with the offset having been applied.
No, they should get a datetime object matching the ISO datetime they
passed in, with a FixedOffset tzinfo instance attached to it.
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