Quick Question About Setting Up Pytz

Ryan Shuell ryanshuell at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 22:18:41 CEST 2014


Ok, thanks everyone.  I just need to spend more time with this stuff.  It's
definitely slow going.

On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sunday, October 19, 2014 8:25:53 AM UTC+5:30, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Chris Angelico writes:
>
> > > Try learning Python itself, rather than playing around with extension
> > > packages like pytz.
>
> > To be fair, "You need to install 'pytz' to work correctly with date and
> > time values" is correct advice. If the OP doesn't install it early, then
> > works with timestamps, problems are inevitable -- at which point "oh, you
> > needed to do that first" will be inevitable. It's lose-lose.
>
> Yes
>
> > It's a sad fact that MS Windows has completely useless timezone support,
> > and this "install a third-party package" hurdle is a cost that is paid
> > by all people trying to set up Python on MS Windows.
>
> About MS-lacunae Ive nothing to say
>
> [Just head over to a debian list like users or vote or.. and witness the
> riot going on over systemd... Hard to believe all's right in Linux-land]
>
> As for this OP and similar problems -- yes python is in a peculiar
> position.
> Because of 'batteries included' beginners can do powerful stuff.
> However sometimes the batteries need to be supplemented.
> And then there's a problem -- its not clear whether
> - the beginner is having classic noob problems.
>   Expert just needs to tweak a command a bit and he's sailing
> - the beginner is in somewhat uncharted (research-needed) land -- charting
>   the route between mutually complementary AND competing setup tools
>
>   I believe python must be some sort of record setter in this that
>     o pip is a replacement for easy_install
>     o you install pip with easy_install
>
> !!
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