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

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 07:42:39 CET 2012

On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM, Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> wrote:

> On 29Dec2012 21:16, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> | On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 8:04 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>
> wrote:
> | > Why should we care about that situation if we *do* provide a database?
> | > Distributions can decide to exclude some files from their packages, but
> | > it's their problem, not ours.
> |
> | Yes, but a comprehensible error message is useful even if somebody messed
> | up the system/configuration.
> Couldn't you just agree to augument the exception with some "I looked
> here, there and there" information. It avoids a lot of bikeshedding and
> makes things clear. You're not diagnosing system misconfiguration, just
> saying "I can't find stuff, and here is where I looked".

Since the location of the tzdata-update package isn't a fixed place it's
hard to say "I looked here, there and there", though. I don't think anyone
has suggested making any diagnostics. :-)

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