time, calendar, datetime, etc

Juha Autero Juha.Autero at iki.fi
Thu Jul 31 09:18:43 CEST 2003

kylotan at hotmail.com (Kylotan) writes:

> PS. I use 'time.strptime(myTime, '%a %b %d %H:%M:%S %Y')' as a
> reverse-asctime(), and was surprised that I couldn't find this wrapped
> in a function in any of the modules. Maybe such a function would be
> considered for future addition?

That's probably because it's easier to do it with time.strptime(). From 
      The format parameter uses the same directives as those used by
      strftime(); it defaults to "%a %b %d %H:%M:%S %Y" which matches
      the formatting returned by ctime()

Which means that time.strptime() without format parameter acts as

Maybe documentation should state "which matches the formatting
returned by ctime() and asctime()" since both functions use the same
Juha Autero
Eschew obscurity!

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