other implementation of time Re: a quick program to download tv listings

Sean 'Shaleh' Perry shalehperry at comcast.net
Thu Sep 11 09:45:48 CEST 2003


On Wednesday 10 September 2003 23:37, Erik Lechak wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> Is there anyone out there that has written anything in python to
> download tv listings (no XML)?
>
> All the tv listing stuff that I can find is way too complex for my
> taste (includes XML overkill or is not in python).  I wrote the test
> program below and it works.  I am just curious if anyone has a more
> robust python implementation before I take the time to add all the
> bells and whistles.
>

web services, SOAP and the like are making XML a part of life, whether we like 
it or not (-:

> Chron is just a class like datetime, but I wrote it to accept just
> about every english way of expressing time.  The important thing is to
> put the epoch time in the URL.
>
> If anyone is interested in Chron, I can post it or send it to them.
>

You should look at mx.DateTime from the egenix folks.  Great set of classes 
with awesome docs (and it is free too).






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