[Python-Dev] iso8601 parsing

Paul G paul at ganssle.io
Tue Nov 28 15:52:15 EST 2017

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 <skip.montanaro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think the latest version can now strptime offsets of the form
>±HH:MM with
>> %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')
><Arrow [2017-10-20T08:20:08.986166+00:00]>
>>>> arrow.get('2017-10-20T08:20:08.986166+00:00').datetime
>datetime.datetime(2017, 10, 20, 8, 20, 8, 986166, tzinfo=tzoffset(None,
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