[ Dieter Maurer wrote:]
> Jürgen Herrmann wrote at 2005-11-9 13:38 +0100:
>>zope 2.7.8's DateTime::strftime() looks like this:
>>def strftime(self, format):
>>  # Format the date/time using the *local timezone representation*.
>>  return strftime(format, safelocaltime(self.timeTime()))
>>it seems that my assumption about strftime's behaviour was incorrect.
>>why do we have time zones at all, if strftime always uses the machine's
>>local time zone?
> Zope's "strftime" is simply broken.
> Forget about it. It should be simple to implement your own
> version in Python (and I think someone already did).
> Once you did, donate the implementation to Zope....
> --
> Dieter
ok, i guess i can fix strftime. will take some time to change the tests
and add some comments. i'd like to report with the patch here first and
get some comments, to avoid "don't do"s...

already came across another python bug in strptime, that reports a format
error, if %Z (timezone *omg*) is in the format string and you give
it value different to UTC...

this IS getting interesting :)

thanks for all your help...

regards, juergen

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