[Python-Dev] tzset

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 07:35:23 -0500

> > A cross-platform time zone facility isn't a problem - the data we need is
> > available and maintained as part of numerous free Unix distributions. We
> > could even steal C code to decode it if we are particularly lazy.
> -1
> Why bloat the Python distribution with yet another locale
> implementation ?

Agreed.  This should be a 3rd party add-on.  (Especially since in many
cases, tzset() does all you need.)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)