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zoneinfo module





Python, starting from version 3.9, makes access to the information regarding current 
and historical time zones easier than ever. The Python standard library provides a 
zoneinfo module that is an interface to the time zone database either provided by 
your operating system or obtained as a first-party tzdata package from PyPI.

tzdata is quite unique because it is maintained by CPython's core 
developers. The reason for extracting the contents of the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority)
database to separate packages on PyPI is to ensure regular updates 
that are independent from CPython's release cadence.

The Time Zone Database (often called tz or zoneinfo) contains code and data that represent the history of local time for many representative locations around the globe. It is updated periodically to reflect changes made by political bodies to time zone boundaries, UTC offsets, and daylight-saving rules. Its management procedure is documented in BCP 175: Procedures for Maintaining the Time Zone Database.

from datetime import datetime                                                     
from zoneinfo import ZoneInfo                                                     
dt = datetime(2022, 1, 12, tzinfo=ZoneInfo("Europe/Berlin"))      
Time zoneaware datetime objects are essential in properly calculating the time differences in 
specific time zones because they are able to take into account things such as changes 
between standard and daylight-saving time, together with any historical changes 
made to IANA's time zone database.


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