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

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 19:29:57 CET 2012


On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 7:00 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 6:23 AM, 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.
> >
> > A raw download is here:
> > https://raw.github.com/regebro/tz-pep/master/pep-04tz.txt
>
> For UI purposes, "pytz" has some helpers to get lists of timezone
> names (all, common and country specific):
> http://pytz.sourceforge.net/#helpers
>

Funnily enough, I woke up this morning thinking that this should be added,
and wondering why pytz didn't have such lists. So I just missed (or rather
forgot) that they existed. I'll add them.

Is there a specific reason you chose to exclude those from the PEP?
>
> > Discussion
> > ==========
> >
> > Should the windows installer include the data package?
> > ------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > It has been suggested that the Windows installer should include the data
> > package. This would mean that an explicit installation no longer would be
> > needed on Windows. On the other hand, that would mean that many using
> > Windows
> > would not be aware that the database quickly becomes outdated and would
> not
> > keep it updated.
>
> I'm still a fan of *always* shipping fallback tzdata


Yes, and I did update the rest of the PEP with this, but I missed the
discussion part.

//Lennart
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