[docs] [issue9063] TZ examples in datetime.rst are incorrect

Alexander Belopolsky report at bugs.python.org
Wed Jun 23 19:14:47 CEST 2010

New submission from Alexander Belopolsky <belopolsky at users.sourceforge.net>:

With python started at the root of the source tree and TZ=US/Eastern in the environment,

>>> exec(open('Doc/includes/tzinfo-examples.py').read())
>>> import os
>>> os.environ['TZ']
>>> from datetime import *
>>> x = datetime(2010, 11, 7, 5, tzinfo=timezone.utc)
>>> print(x, x.astimezone(Local), x.astimezone(Eastern))
2010-11-07 05:00:00+00:00 2010-11-07 01:00:00-04:00 2010-11-07 01:00:00-05:00
>>> x.astimezone(Local).dst() == x.astimezone(Eastern).dst() 

Note that according to my understanding of the long comment at the end of datetimemodule.c, zone conversion from UTC is a well defined operation unless there is a bug in tzinfo subclass implementation.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 108462
nosy: belopolsky, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: TZ examples in datetime.rst are incorrect
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.2

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