[Python-Dev] proposal: add basic time type to the standard library
Guido van Rossum
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 15:54:30 -0500
> *all* early reviewers argued that time zones are a representation
> thingie, and doesn't belong in the abstract type.
Then maybe the reviewers didn't have a sufficiently wide range of
applications in mind?
If I were to create a database of email messages, I'd be seriously
annoyed if it normalized the timezone info away. A message sent at
10pm EST has a different feel to it than one sent at 4am MET. It
should *sort* on UTC, but it should use the original timezone to
display the dates.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)