[Python-Dev] Stdlib and timezones, again

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Sep 30 21:24:30 CEST 2012

On Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:55:34 +0300
Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30.09.12 16:15, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> > 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 about the outdated Unicode database that is hard-wired in past Pythons.
> In 2011 Ukrainian timezone data was changed twice for year. And perhaps 
> even change in 2013. Russian timezones were changed over the last few 
> years and most likely will change in the near future. Correct time is 
> critical for many applications.

Perhaps, but that's the responsibility of governements.
Just because some governments have erratic policies shouldn't be a
reason for residents of other countries not to enjoy the benefits of
their stable timezones.



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