pytz has so many timezones!

J. Clifford Dyer jcd at
Mon Oct 8 22:23:26 CEST 2007

On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 01:12:32PM -0700, mensanator at wrote regarding Re: pytz has so many timezones!:
>  [ I wrote ]
> > Reducing them to a single time zone will result in aberrant functionality in one or more locales.
> I would hardly think that's an issue on the user registration
> form the OP is trying to create.

You don't think that it's an issue that the OPs users will complain about their time being inaccurate?  If I register in what we in the US call Eastern Time Zone, I don't want to have to switch to Atlantic time zone just because the form designer couldn't be bothered to include a time zone that actually matched the function of the clocks in my area.  

Pedantry about the definition of a time zone is not going to win you points with irate users.  


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