Converting time from GMT to another timezone

Ben Hutchings do-not-spam-ben.hutchings at
Wed Mar 26 11:49:00 CET 2003

In article <mailman.1048378716.23876.python-list at>,
Stuart Bishop wrote:
> Unfortunatly, there is no way to do timezone conversion stuff under Unix
> that doesn't suck. Work is underway to provide these sucky ways in 
> Python 2.3.
> Rumour has it that Windows provides a richer interface for timezone 
> stuff, but it appears to be a secret.

It's a bit better, but it still sucks.  Windows will only tell you whether
daylight savings apply now, not at some other point in time.  It does
provide the current DST rules so you can apply them yourself, but those
might not be the same rules that were used in some previous year in the
same political time zone.

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