[Python-Dev] PEP 431 Time zone support improvements - Update
cs at zip.com.au
Sun Dec 30 09:50:06 CET 2012
On 30Dec2012 07:42, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
| 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. :-)
I think I misunderstood the context. Never mind.
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>
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