[Datetime-SIG] PEP-431/495

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 22:07:23 CEST 2015


On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 3:57 PM, Akira Li <4kir4.1i at gmail.com> wrote:

> EST was ambiguous in the past [1]. But now the pytz code from the answer
> returns a single utc offset and many timezones that use EST
> abbreviation.
>

Look, even though Einstein's theory of relativity tells us that time and
space are the same, PEP 495 is only trying to disambiguate times, not
places.   You will not be able to use the fold value to differentiate
between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod.   Any support for that will have to be
covered in another PEP.
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