New Time format

Steve Holden sholden at
Mon Jan 28 08:55:10 EST 2002

"Dale Strickland-Clark" <dale at> wrote in message
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> Laura Creighton <lac at> wrote:
> >Better yet, modify Cliff Well's nice __isotime function to PRINT the
> >time.strftime format you want in addition to the formatted output.
> >Then stick that function wherever you keep your programming tools.
> >Then every time you need to use strftime, run the program and jam
> >in whatever format you forgot into your real program.   This will
> >save agony in maintainability headaches later.
> >
> >Laura Creighton
> >
> The various roll-your-own solutions are all very nice and I've written
> similar myself but they don't match the convenience of having it in
> the standard library - especially when it comes to distributing
> software.

This may be true, but I think the point is that if you can construct it from
existing library components in less than fifty lines of Python you ahve no
business to be adding it to the library unless universal need can be

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