IIRC, arrow usually calls dateutil to parse dates anyway, and there are many other, lighter dependencies that will parse an ISO 8601 date quickly into a datetime.datetime object.
I still think it's reasonable for the .isoformat() operation to have an inverse operation in the standard library.
On November 28, 2017 3:45:41 PM EST, Skip Montanaro firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think the latest version can now strptime offsets of the form
%z, so there's no longer anything blocking you from parsing from all isoformat() outputs with strptime, provided you know which one you
Or just punt and install arrow:
import arrow arrow.get('2017-10-20T08:20:08.986166+00:00')
datetime.datetime(2017, 10, 20, 8, 20, 8, 986166, tzinfo=tzoffset(None, 0))