Author Fergus.Noble
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Date 2012-11-04.07:11:28
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GPS time doesn't include leap seconds so I think datetime is a good representation. If datetime doesn't know about leap seconds then there would still be some issues with finding the timedelta between a GPS time and a UTC time straddling a leap second but I guess a similar issue also exists with two UTC times.

For my application all the times I am dealing with are in a short period and will have the same UTC offset so its a little easier, I can probably avoid most of these issues.

However, wouldn't it be possible to implement the general case with a non-constant utcoffset function (and new fromutc implementation) in the tzinfo class? Of course there is no way to properly handle UTC times more than 6 months or so in the future...
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