[Python-Dev] Stdlib and timezones, again

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Sun Sep 30 21:53:42 CEST 2012

On 2012-09-30 19:55, Serhiy Storchaka 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 about the outdated Unicode database that is hard-wired in past Pythons.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.
That's what UTC is for! :-)

I think that it would be a good idea to provide a database with the
release plus a tool for updating it, the updates being announced by
email or RSS, and the ability to use the system's database if there's

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