time.strptime(...) Python 1.5.2/Win32 missing ?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at effbot.org
Wed Dec 13 21:06:37 CET 2000

Gilles Lenfant wrote:
> Where's this function???
> >>> atime = time.strptime('10:20:30', '%H:%M:%S')
> Traceback (innermost last):
>   File "<pyshell#71>", line 1, in ?
>     atime = time.strptime('10:20:30', '%H:%M:%S')
> AttributeError: strptime
> Seems that there's no time.strptime function! Or did I miss something ?


    "strptime (string[, format])
    Parse a string representing a time according to a format.


    Note: This function relies entirely on the underlying
    platform's C library for the date parsing, and some of
    these libraries are buggy. There's nothing to be done
    about this short of a new, portable implementation of

    Availability: Most modern Unix systems."

If you're not using a "modern Unix system", chances are that
you don't have it.

There are several pure-Python implementations of this function
(search the comp.lang.python archives if you need one).


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