time, calendar, datetime, etc

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Wed Jul 30 21:22:29 CEST 2003


    kylotan> Is there any chance of these modules becoming somewhat combined
    kylotan> in the future?

Maybe.  Perhaps you would like to write a PEP?

    kylotan> Right now it seems a little awkward to find the function you
    kylotan> want. The main culprit is 'timegm' which is the only thing I
    kylotan> need from the calendar module but which should probably be in
    kylotan> the time module.

I've never used it, but it looks like you're right.  It's the GMT/UTC
equivalent of time.mktime(), right?

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

Seems simple enough to not be needed.  What makes asctime() all that
special?

Skip





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