datetime question

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at
Tue Nov 12 20:14:44 CET 2013

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 2:09 PM, MRAB <python at> wrote:
> On 12/11/2013 16:12, Tim Chase wrote:
>> On 2013-11-12 17:57, Ferrous Cranus wrote:
>>> > Best practices say to move the value from local time to UTC as
>>> > soon as possible, then store/use the UTC time internally for all
>>> > operations.  Only when it's about to be presented to the user
>>> > should you convert it back to local time if you need to.
>>> or perhaps by confiruing the timezone of the server to use Greece's
>>> TimeZone by issuing a linux command?
>> Regardless of the server's configured TZ, best practice still says to
>> normalize everything to UTC (ESPECIALLY if Greece uses the
>> abomination of DST that we suffer here in the US) as soon as
>> possible and keep it that way for as long as possible.
> FTR, the countries in the EU all change at the same (UTC) time.
> --

In the US, the state of Indiana is really weird.  Three separate time
zone areas, that don't all flip in the same way.  See this for TZ

Joel Goldstick

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