[Python-Dev] time functions

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2001 20:26:14 -0500

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>:
> Actually, I'll split it up in three proposals:
> - Making the time in time.strftime default to 'now', so that the above
>   becomes the ever so slightly confusing:
>   timestr = time.strftime("<format>")
>   (confusing because it looks a bit like a regexp constructor...)
> - Making the time in time.asctime and time.ctime optional, defaulting to
>   'now', so you can just call 'time.ctime()' without having to pass
>   time.time() (which are about half the calls in my own code :)
> - Making the time in time.localtime and time.gmtime default to 'now'.
> I'm 0/+1/+1 myself :)

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