[Python-Dev] Status on PEP-431 Timezones

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Jul 27 23:13:07 CEST 2015

On 07/27/2015 01:42 PM, Lennart Regebro wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 9:47 PM, Ethan Furman wrote:
>> On 07/27/2015 07:46 AM, Lennart Regebro wrote:

>>> Well, OK, let's propose these wordings: It looks like a date
>>> operation, ie, add one to the date, but in reality it's a time
>>> operation, ie add 86400 seconds to the time. These things sound
>>> similar but are very different.
>> I have to disagree.  If I have my alarm at 7am (localtime ;) so I can be at
>> work at 8am I don't care exactly how many seconds have passed, that alarm
>> better go off at 7am local time.
> Right. And then adding 86400 seconds to it is not the right thing to do.

Yes, it is, because that's the number that will get me to 7am the next day.  My program has no control over the computer's clock -- it merely works with what it is told by the computer's clock.


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