Python 2.5.1 broken os.stat module
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Jun 2 12:04:22 CEST 2007
> Reviewing my code it seems that it should still work with the 2.5.1 os.stat
> changes however that does not appear to be the case.
> Timestamps reported by os.stat() are no longer correct and the results are
> not even consistent.
I don't think this is the case. The results Python reports are correct
> In my first test case ALL 3 timestamps reported by Python are 1 hour less
> than the actual timestamp on the file.
No. Instead, your *rendering* of the time-stamp is 1 hour less than
what you expect to see. This is because you render the time stamp
according to the current time zone (which is daylight-saving),
not according to the time-zone that was in effect when the file
was created (which was regular time).
> Assuming there is no error in the following code that prints out the
> timestamps using the new return value from os.stat() then it would appear
> that the 2.5.1 os.stat changes have a bug.
> print 'Creation Time: %s' % time.strftime('%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S',
> print 'Last Access Time: %s' % time.strftime('%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S',
> print 'Last Write Time: %s' % time.strftime('%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S',
It's not clear whether it's an error, however, localtime() does
something different from what dir does.
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