Intelligent Date & Time parsing

shakefu at gmail.com shakefu at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 23:12:07 CET 2008


On Mar 7, 4:10 pm, Mike Driscoll <kyoso... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 7, 4:08 pm, shak... at gmail.com wrote:
>
> > I'm new to python and I was wondering if there are any intelligent
> > date/time parsing modules out there. I've looked at strptime (or
> > whichever it is) and mxDateTime from the eGenix package. 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.
>
> > So are there any modules that allow for that kind of parsing?
>
> There's the dateutil module that's a fancy wrapper for the datetime
> module. The author's site has lots of examples as well as the source:
>
> http://labix.org/python-dateutil
>
> I use it quite a bit.
>
> HTH
>
> Mike

Holy Crap that was fast. I'll check it out - thanks for the help!

Jacob



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