[Datetime-SIG] Computing .dst() as a timedelta

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 05:15:57 CEST 2015

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 10:58 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> Of course, if DST were abolished world-wide, then everything would be
> easy, and we could happily schedule things in each other's timezones
> without any confusion. I could key in "11PM" and the program would
> interpret that as being UTC+10, and then my friend in Florida could
> see it as "9AM", and nobody would be confused at all. Alas, I fear
> 'tis a vain hope...

I think all these DST-related scheduling problems are highly exaggerated.
My kids go to a school in New York with a European curriculum.  Apparently,
schoolchildren in Europe study six days a week, so the program is organized
on a 6-days cycle.  This means that the first Monday is day 1, the second
is day 6, the third is ... I am lost already.  Guess what: the kids don't
complain.  Figuring out timezone difference between New York and Sydney is
easy.  Try to match up the school holiday schedules between New York and
New Jersey!
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