A Module on Time & Date

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Wed Jul 27 18:59:52 CEST 2005


    >> As you can see in the datetime documentation, the module was
    >> introduced in Python 2.3. I recommend updating your Python
    >> installation.

    Robert> What do you mean "your"?? I don't have any Python installation
    Robert> of my own.  All I have is what this small local ISP provides on
    Robert> its Unix shell machine which I share with hundreds of other
    Robert> users. There's no way I can install a new version of anything on
    Robert> the system account.  Your recommendation will be disregarded as
    Robert> total crap. <plonk>

If your ISP provides you with a C compiler, you can download and install
Python yourself.  Just create ~/local, add ~/local/bin to your PATH, then in
the expanded Python source tree execute:

    ./configure --prefix=$HOME/local
    make
    make test
    make install

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