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Author belopolsky
Recipients ajaksu2, belopolsky, daniel.urban, eric.araujo, l0nwlf, mihaic, poolie, r.david.murray, techtonik
Date 2012-06-19.02:46:49
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I have reviewed RFC 3339 and it looks like the following produces a fully compliant timestamp:
>>> print(datetime(2000,1,1, tzinfo=timezone.utc).isoformat('T'))

I see the following remaining issues:

1. It is often desired to get RFC 3339 timestamp in local timezone instead of UTC.  This will be addressed in issue 9527.

2. If UTC timestamp is produced by a computer in non-UTC timezone, the offset should be specified as '-00:00'.  If this is important, an application can replace '+' with '-', but most likely specifying the correct local offset is a better option.

3. RFC 3339 requires support for leap seconds.  This limitation cannot be solved by adding a method to datetime.

Most importantly, given that there are several RFCs describing different  date formats, a datetime.rfcformat() method will be ambiguous.  (GNU date has --rfc-2822 and --rfc-3339 options and the later allows output of three different precisions.)

I am going to reject this RFE.  I don't think adding datetime.rfcformat() method will solve any real deficiency and whatever limitations datetime has with respect to producing RFC compliant timestamps should be addressed in future specific proposals.
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