[Python-ideas] Provide __main__ for datetime and time

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Apr 1 18:44:33 EDT 2016

On 01/04/2016 19:02, Michel Desmoulin wrote:
> As with my previous email about __main__ for random, uuid and os, I wish
> to suggest a similar __main__ for datetime. The target audience may not
> be the same, so I'm making it a difference proposal.
> E.G:
> python -m datetime now => print(str(datetime.datetime.now())
> python -m datetime utcnow => print(str(datetime.datetime.utcnow())
> python -m time epoch => print(time.time())
> python -m datetime now "%d/%m/%Y" =>
> print(str(datetime.datetime.now().strftime("%d/%m/%Y"))
> python -m datetime utcnow "%d/%m/%Y" =>
> print(str(datetime.datetime.utcnow().strftime("%d/%m/%Y"))

Not very funny for 1st April.  Would you care to have another go?

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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