[Python-ideas] Parsing ISO 8601 with the standard library

Tin Tvrtković tinchester at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 20:39:28 CET 2014

Ugh, I need to get into the habit of checking the issue tracker first. 
Sorry for not doing that this time.

The resolution of that issue is what I'm after, yeah. Also, yes, I meant 
colon instead of semicolon.


On 11.03.2014 20:10, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Ah, colon, not semicolon.
> On Mar 11, 2014 12:08 PM, "Alexander Belopolsky" 
> <alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com 
> <mailto:alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Guido van Rossum
>     <guido at python.org <mailto:guido at python.org>> wrote:
>         Can you show or point us to some examples of the types of
>         dates that cannot be parsed? Do you happen to have the
>         specification for those? 
>     This is a known limitation. We don't have an strftime code for TZ
>     in hh:mm format.  GNU date uses ':z' for this.
>     See http://bugs.python.org/issue5207

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