[Python-Dev] Status on PEP-431 Timezones

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 07:14:13 CEST 2015

>> The formulas only produced approximations, and then
>> rounded to 5-second boundaries because the tz data format didn't have
>> enough bits.

[ISAAC J SCHWABACHER <ischwabacher at wisc.edu>]
> Little known fact: if you have a sub-minute-resolution UTC offset when a
> leap second hits, it rips open a hole in the space-time continuum and
> you find yourself in New Netherlands.

Tell me about it!  Last time that happened I had to grow stinking
tulips for 3 years to get enough money to sail back home.  I'll never
use a sub-minute-resolution UTC offset again ;-)

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