[Python-ideas] Reduce platform dependence of date and time related functions

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 18:23:39 CEST 2013

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM, <random832 at fastmail.us> wrote:

> Do you have any thoughts on the rest of the proposal (that gmtime,
> timegm, and strftime should have unlimited - or at least not limited to
> low platform-specific limits like 1970 or 2038 - range, that python
> "epoch timestamps" should be defined as beginning in 1970 and not
> including leap seconds regardless of hypothetical [I don't believe any
> currently supported systems actually do, except to the extent that
> individual Unix sites can use so-called "right" tz data] systems that
> may have a time_t that behaves otherwise, that tm_gmtoff and tm_zone
> should always be provided)?

You should review what's new in 3.x documents.  Many of the features that
you ask for have already been implemented.
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