[Python-Dev] PEP 418 is too divisive and confusing and should be postponed

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 01:25:04 CEST 2012

>> In any case, NTP is not the only thing that adjusts the clock, e.g. the
>> operating system will adjust the time for daylight savings.
> Daylight savings time is not a clock adjustment, at least not in the sense
> this thread has mostly been talking about the word "clock".  It doesn't
> affect the "seconds from epoch" measurement, it affects the way in which the
> clock is formatted to the user.

Ah yes, you're right. The system clock uses the UTC time zone on Linux
and Windows, and it is not affected by DST.


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