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Python Dates and Times in Python Where on Earth do Timezones Make Sense? Datetime Awareness

Sam Dale
Sam Dale
6,136 Points

Way to update naive time zone?

Hi there. I was wondering if there is a way to update a naive time zone. The question asks us to make a time zone "pacific" and then make the naive time in the pacific time zone. Is there any better way than to just copy the values? As in is there a way to inject the tzinfo into the naive time zone? Here's what I did, but copying the variables didn't feel right. Thanks!

import datetime

naive = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 4, 29)
pacific = datetime.timezone(datetime.timedelta(hours = -8))
hill_valley = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 4, 29, tzinfo = pacific)

1 Answer

Sam Dale
Sam Dale
6,136 Points

I figured it out based on the prompt in the second part of the coding challenge. You use datetime.replace() So the following code was how I found my solution:

import datetime

naive = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 4, 29)
pacific = datetime.timezone(datetime.timedelta(hours = -8))
#hill_valley = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 4, 29, tzinfo = pacific)
hill_valley = naive.replace(tzinfo = pacific)