alister.ware at ntlworld.com
Tue Nov 12 17:11:16 CET 2013
On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:54:44 -0600, Tim Chase wrote:
> On 2013-11-12 17:24, Ferrous Cranus wrote:
>> But what of the server was in California and i live in Greece?
>> How would datetime.now() work then?
> 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.
& it is probably best converted to local time client side (as has already
been suggested) you may end up with a situation where the server is in
the USA & your user is in Portugal.
how i you going to identify the users time zone server side(clue you cant
at least not reliably).
whatever solution you take it is better written as a function rather than
a single line of code so it can be re-used, you are almost certainly
going to want this in more than one place
complicated one-liners may "look cool" to show of your programming skills
but in the real world they are a maintenance nightmare & are probably
The plot was designed in a light vein that somehow became varicose.
-- David Lardner
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