Author p-ganssle
Recipients belopolsky, lemburg, p-ganssle, vstinner
Date 2019-01-11.20:46:52
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One other thing I might mention here is that I did explore the idea of storing this cache on the tzinfo implementation itself, but it is problematic for a number of reasons:

1. It would either need to use some sort of expiring cache (lru, ttl) or require a great deal of memory, greatly reducing the utility - the proposed implementation requires no additional memory.
2. Because the implementation of datetime.__hash__ invokes utcoffset(), it is impossible to implement utcoffset in terms of a dictionary of tz-aware datetimes. This means that you need to construct a new, naive datetime, which is a fairly slow operation and really puts a damper in the utility of the cache.

If I were designing this from scratch, I would probably implement it differently, but I think this approach is pretty close to ideal given the constraints of backwards compatibility.
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