[Datetime-SIG] A local timezone class

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 01:58:21 CEST 2015


On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 7:51 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 6:53 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I'm not entirely sure why we didn't add this to the stdlib ages ago.
>>
>>
>>
> But (as my base class shows) implementing the required API using only the
> tm_isdst flag and the timezone-related attributes of the time module
> (tzname, timezone, altzone) a satisfactory implementation can be obtained,
> and that API has been stable since the beginning of time.
>

To be fair, we did ship something very similar, but it was only accessible
to users who read the library manual: <
https://hg.python.org/cpython/file/v3.5.0rc2/Doc/includes/tzinfo-examples.py#l54>.
:-)
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