[Python-Dev] Status on PEP-431 Timezones

Glenn Linderman v+python at g.nevcal.com
Tue Jul 28 00:40:31 CEST 2015

On 7/27/2015 1:42 PM, Lennart Regebro wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 9:47 PM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> 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.

It is the right thing to do... but one also adds/subtracts 3600 seconds 
from it before going to bed 2 days a year, due to government 
interference, unless it is an atomic clock or cell-phone, which do those 
updates automatically.
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