Awkward format string

Gerard Flanagan grflanagan at
Wed Aug 1 23:28:39 CEST 2007

On Aug 1, 6:11 pm, beginner <zyzhu2... at> wrote:
> Hi,
> In order to print out the contents of a list, sometimes I have to use
> very awkward constructions. For example, I have to convert the
> datetime.datetime type to string first, construct a new list, and then
> send it to print. The following is an example.
>         x=(e[0].strftime("%Y-%m-%d"), e[1].strftime("%Y-%m-%d"))+e[2:]
>         print  >>f, "%s\t%s\t%d\t%f\t%f\t%f\t%d" % x
> e is a tuple. x is my new tuple.
> Does anyone know better ways of handling this?


def strftime(dt):
    return dt.strftime(YEARMONTHDAY)

def tostring(data):
    return tuple(strftime(x) for x in data[:2]) + data[2:]

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