[Python-ideas] Moving calendar.timegm() to time module Was: Rename time module to "posixtime"

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Jun 16 21:01:26 CEST 2010

On Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:14:46 -0400
Alexander Belopolsky
<alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is discussed in Issue 6280 <http://bugs.python.org/issue6280>.
> There are several issues with this proposal:
> 1. According to help(time),
> """
>     The Epoch is system-defined; on Unix, it is generally January 1st, 1970.

What does *generally* mean? Are there, practically, other systems where
the epoch is another reference?

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