[Datetime-SIG] The name of the UTC timezone

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 18:38:40 CEST 2015

On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> Why is this needed? When would a real app use %Z%z?

Given that a bug report [1] exists, someone was tripped by the current
behavior.  It is my understanding that "UTC" is one of the few timezone
abbreviations that we recognize in strptime and the users expect strptime
to be able to parse whatever strftime produces.

[1]: http://bugs.python.org/issue22241
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