[Python-Dev] Status on PEP-431 Timezones

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Tue Jul 28 01:28:48 CEST 2015

> The only other thing I found
> > really weird about datetime is how Python 2 had no implementation of
> > a UTC tzinfo class, despite this being utterly trivial -

Huh? it is either so trivial that there is no point -- simiply say that
your datetimes are UTC, and you are done.

Or it's not the least bit trivial -- the only difference between a UTC
datetime and a "naive" datetime is that one can be converted to (or
interact with) other time zones. Except that, as we know from this
conversation, is very, very non-trivial!

(Also, technically, UTC would use leap-seconds...)



Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

Emergency Response Division
NOAA/NOS/OR&R            (206) 526-6959   voice
7600 Sand Point Way NE   (206) 526-6329   fax
Seattle, WA  98115       (206) 526-6317   main reception

Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/attachments/20150727/ea4ae665/attachment.html>

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list