mxDateTime function DateFromString gives wrong year
timr at probo.com
Fri Mar 26 08:39:15 CET 2004
Sibylle Koczian <Sibylle.Koczian at Bibliothek.Uni-Augsburg.de> wrote:
>This is very nearly a repetition of a post by Peter Hansen from
>2002-07-07 which never got an answer:
> >>> x = mx.DateTime.Parser.DateFromString('Nov 2003')
> >>> x
><DateTime object for '2004-11-20 00:00:00.00' at a61ba0>
>Using mx.DateTime Version 2.0.5 for Python 2.3 and ActivePython 2.3.2.
>The original posting had the same problem with 'October 29/2000'. This
>isn't corrected either, it still converts to 2004-10-29.
I'm not convinced that's a bug. The slash is not a valid separator for
DateFromString once it finds a named month, so the parse terminates there.
It sees "October 29" and assumes the current year. Replace the slash with
a comma and it will work fine.
- Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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