[Python-Dev] Stdlib and timezones, again

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Sep 30 15:15:33 CEST 2012

On Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:10:06 +0200
Dirkjan Ochtman <dirkjan at ochtman.nl> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> > Can't we simply include the Olson database in Windows installers?
> We probably can, but the problem is that it's updated quite often (for
> example, in 2011, there were about 14 releases; in 2009, there were
> 21). So you'd want to have a mechanism to override the data that is
> included in the stdlib.

Probably, but for most purposes I would guess a 2-year old database is
still good enough? After all, you don't see many people complaining
about the outdated Unicode database that is hard-wired in past Pythons.



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