Converting DD MM YYYY into YYYY-MM-DD?

Ben Finney ben+python at
Tue Aug 18 12:37:47 CEST 2009

Gilles Ganault <nospam at> writes:

> On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 20:03:47 +1000, Ben Finney
> <ben+python at> wrote:
> >The principles of handling text in Python: Get it to internal Unicode
> >objects as soon as possible, handle it as Unicode for as long as
> >possible, and only encode it to some byte stream for output as late as
> >possible.
> Thanks much for the tip. I'll keep that in mind when I have strings
> with accents.

Again, note that these recommendations hold for *any* text in Python,
with or without accents; once you accept that text is best handled in
Unicode, there's little sense in making an exception for the limited
subset that happens to be representable in ASCII.

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