strtotime?

Gerrit Holl gerrit at nl.linux.org
Fri Jan 23 13:20:27 CET 2004


Peter Hansen wrote:
> Leif K-Brooks wrote:
> > Irmen de Jong wrote:
> > >> PHP has a very nice strtotime function (http://php.net/strtotime)
> > >> which converts a date/time in virtually any format into a timestamp.
> > >> Does Python have a similar function?
> > >
> > > I guess you're looking for:  time.strptime
> > 
> > Thanks, but no. PHP's strtotime() function magically guesses the format
> > on its own, time.strptime() just uses a fixed format.
> 
> Perhaps the mx.DateTime package would help:

Or DateUtil:

https://moin.conectiva.com.br/DateUtil

>>> parse("3rd of May 2001")
datetime.datetime(2001, 5, 3, 0, 0)

yours,
Gerrit.

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