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datetime seems to be broken WRT timezones (even when you add them)


On 2020-02-11, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 10:01 PM Jon Ribbens via Python-list
><python-list at python.org> wrote:
>> So while it's been about 6 years since anyone should have been
>> starting any new projects using Python 2, there are plenty of
>> projects that are older than that and still need supporting,
>> and often it'd take some pretty huge unavoidable requirement
>> to motivate a port to Python 3.
>
> Or just the recognition that, eventually, technical debt has to be
> paid. I didn't say that everything has to stop supporting Py2
> instantly now that it's 2020, but that it's time to stop going to
> great lengths for it. Py2 is a legacy system and has been for a long
> time now, and if it takes a lot of effort to keep maintaining it, then
> it's time to consider porting to Py3. Just how much work are you going
> to do, to avoid the work of porting?

Not doing something generally doesn't involve any work. Occasionally
there's a very small amount of work when something that would have
been trivial in Python 3 is slightly harder in Python 2 - this thread
for example, where it appears to involve one extra line of code.