Intelligent Date & Time parsing

shakefu at shakefu at
Sat Mar 8 00:00:44 CET 2008

On Mar 7, 4:35 pm, Jeffrey Froman <jeff... at> wrote:
> shak... at wrote:
> > I need
> > something to parse user input for a django app, and it's awesome to be
> > able to write "last monday", "a year ago", or "10pm tuesday" like
> > PHP's strtotime.
> Django comes with some pretty handy filters for doing this sort of
> formatting. Check out the "date", "now", "timesince" and "timeuntil"
> filters here:
> Jeffrey

Very cool - that's definitely handy to know for the output side of
things. I was mostly interested in writing a custom widget for
handling datetime input, 'cause I can't imagine anyone being studious
enough to use the 2008-03-07 12:00:00 format all the time... besides,
it's hard to type! I'd much rather allow for users to just be able to
type "12pm today".

So much to learn, so little time!


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