[Python-Dev] Add UTC to 2.7 (PyCon sprint idea)

Stuart Bishop stuart at stuartbishop.net
Fri Feb 19 07:27:01 CET 2010

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:

> But is the "You don't have to install it" really such a big problem so
> that it's worth the other problems like platform incompatibilities and
> such?

I don't think there are any platform incompatibilities - it will work
as documented on all platforms. You lose the ability to assume that
two identical pytz versions on different platforms can use the same
timezone strings, but gain the ability that system timezone strings
can be used with Python.

> In any case, since you want to make a version that can be included and
> uses the timezone API, I guess that's a moot question until we have
> that version. :)

As I understand it dateutil pretty much already provides what I'm describing.

Stuart Bishop <stuart at stuartbishop.net>

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