2013/10/8 Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras / gmail.com>:

> It doesn't really say '%s' is UTC, but that it's the seconds since the
> Epoch (which is UTC).

The Epoch is usually described in UTC but it doesn't mean it is UTC.

The Epoch can be described as 1970-01-001 00:00:00 UTC,
1970-01-01 09:00:00 +0900 and others.

%s format itself doesn't contain the information for offset from UTC.

So I think it is not good idea to change the behavior
(and possibly breaks compatibility) for Time.strptime('0', '%s') returns
UTC Time object instead of local time Time object.
-- 
Tanaka Akira