[Python-Dev] time functions

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@effbot.org
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 08:11:38 +0100

thomas wrote:
> - 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...)

where "now" is local time, I assume?

since you're assuming a time zone, you could make it accept
an integer as well...

> - 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 :)

same here.