Newbie question, list comprehension

Johannes Bauer dfnsonfsduifb at
Sat Jun 7 00:03:47 CEST 2008

Hello group,

I'm currently doing something like this:

import time
localtime = time.localtime(1234567890)
fmttime = "%04d-%02d-%02d %02d:%02d:%02d" % (localtime[0], localtime[1], 
localtime[2], localtime[3], localtime[4], localtime[5])
print fmttime

For the third line there is, I suppose, some awesome python magic I 
could use with list comprehensions. I tried:

fmttime = "%04d-%02d-%02d %02d:%02d:%02d" % ([localtime[i] for i in 
range(0, 5)])

But that didn't work:

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "./", line 8, in ?
     fmttime = "%04d-%02d-%02d %02d:%02d:%02d" % ([localtime[i] for i in 
range(0, 5)])
TypeError: int argument required

As it appearently passed the while list [2009, 02, 14, 0, 31, 30] as the 
first parameter which is supposed to be substituted by "%04d". Is there 
some other way of doing it?

Thanks a lot,

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