Time-date as an integer

Beeyah dbickett at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 15:25:16 CEST 2004


Charles Hixson <charleshixsn at earthlink.net> wrote in message news:<mailman.2271.1093328889.5135.python-list at python.org>...
> This is a concept, not a finished program, and an extract from a class 
> at that...so forgive any illegalities, but:
> import    datetime;
>   def    calcNodeId(self):
>     t    =    datetime.utcnow()
>     val    =    t.year *    133920000000    +          #    12 months
>                     t.month    *    11160000000    +    #    31 days
>                     t.hour    *    3600000000    +         #    60 minutes
>                     t.minute    *    60000000    +         #    60 seconds
>                     t.second    *    1000000    +    t.microsecond
>     if    val <=    self._dTime:
>       val    =    self._dTime + 1
>     self._dTime    =    val
>     return    val
> 
> This is the best that I've been able to come up with in getting a 
> date-time as an integer.  It feels like one of the time or date 
> libraries should have a better solution, but if so, I haven't found it.  
> Can anyone suggest a better approach?

Your indentation is... interesting. Have you considered timestamps?



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