[Python-Dev] Stdlib and timezones, again

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Sep 30 21:51:52 CEST 2012

On Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:35:54 +0300
Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30.09.12 22:24, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> > 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.
> This is similar to ascii-chauvinism. ;-)

Well, no, this isn't similar. Choosing one's timezone policies is a
contemporary political decision, while choosing a language and its
alphabet is not really a decision people ever make (it's just an aspect
of a society's long-term evolution) - except Atatürk, perhaps :-)

Furthermore, the proposal I'm making does *not* disadvantage residents
of Russia and Ukraine: whether our Windows installer provides a database
or not, they have to download a new database if they want up-to-date
information. And they have to download it afresh every few months, if
I'm following you.



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