[ANN] python-dateutil 1.1

Gustavo Niemeyer gustavo at niemeyer.net
Fri Dec 23 00:32:25 CET 2005

Changes since 1.0

- Fixed rrule byyearday handling. Abramo Bagnara pointed out that
  RFC2445 allows negative numbers.

- Fixed --prefix handling in setup.py (by Sidnei da Silva).

- Now tz.gettz() returns a tzlocal instance when not given any
  arguments and no other timezone information is found.

- Updated timezone information to version 2005q.

What is it?
The dateutil module provides powerful extensions to the standard
datetime module, available in Python 2.3+.


* Computing of relative deltas (next month, next year,
  next monday, last week of month, and a lot more);

* Computing of relative deltas between two given
  date and/or datetime objects;

* Computing of dates based on very flexible recurrence rules
  (every month, every week on Thursday and Friday, every
  Friday 13th, and a *LOT* more), using a superset of the
  iCalendar RFC specification. Parsing of RFC strings is
  supported as well.

* Generic parsing of dates in almost any string format;

* Timezone (tzinfo) implementations for tzfile(5) format
  files (/etc/localtime, /usr/share/zoneinfo, etc), TZ
  environment string (in all known formats), iCalendar
  format files, given ranges (with help from relative deltas),
  local machine timezone, fixed offset timezone, UTC
  timezone, and Windows registry-based timezones.

* Internal up-to-date world timezone information based on
  Olson's database.

* Computing of Easter Sunday dates for any given year,
  using Western, Orthodox or Julian algorithms;

* More than 450 test cases.

Where to get it?

Gustavo Niemeyer

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