[docs] [issue7229] Manual entry for time.daylight can be misleading

Alexander Belopolsky report at bugs.python.org
Tue Jan 11 17:39:50 CET 2011

Alexander Belopolsky <belopolsky at users.sourceforge.net> added the comment:

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Tomas Kubes <report at bugs.python.org> wrote:
> You should try to think like a person that does not have any background knowledge of underlying libraries but
> just looks through the time library trying to solve the question - how can I check if my machine uses daylight
> savings now.

I think you are confusing the purposes of a reference manual with that
of a tutorial or an FAQ collection.

I will keep this issue open, however, in case someone will come up
with a patch that does not introduce factual mistakes.   As I
suggested, the place to present details about tzname, timezone,
altzone and daylight variables is the section on time.tzset().  It is
currently devoted to a rather useless discussion of the TZ environment
variable syntax.  Instead, it should describe these variables and list
the functions whose behavior depends on the value of TZ
(time.localtime(), time.ctime(), time.mktime() and time.strftime()).


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