[Python-Dev] PEP 431 Time zone support improvements - Update

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 05:48:01 CET 2012

On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 10:12 PM, Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com>wrote:

> On 28 Dec, 2012, at 21:23, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Happy Holidays! Here is the update of PEP 431 with the changes that
> emerged after the earlier discussion.
> Why is the new timezone support added in a submodule of datetime?

Because several people wanted it that way and nobody objected.

> Adding the new
> function and exception to datetime itself wouldn't clutter the API that
> much

It will make the datetime.py twice as long though, and the second longest
module in the stdlib, beaten only by decimal.py. Perhaps this is not a

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