formatted 'time' data in calculations
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Thu Jan 8 16:45:23 CET 2009
Scott David Daniels wrote:
> Ross wrote:
>> There seems to be no shortage of information around on how to use the
>> time module, for example to use time.ctime() and push it into strftime
>> and get something nice out the other side, but I haven't found
>> anything helpful in going the other way.
> As to a paucity of conversion formatting, there is no magic way to take
> everyone's way of putting date and time information in text and convert
> it to unambiguous format, in part because there are too many different
> and contradictory formats. When I write dates, I know what I intended;
> when I read dates, I guess what the author intended.
> Have you read the entire time module document? If so, which functions
> in that module take strings as arguments?
>> That is, given some formatted text describing times - is there
>> something that makes it easy to calculate time differences, or do I
>> have to index my way through the string pulling out characters,
>> converting to integers etc...
>> Data is formatted:
>> t1 = 09:12:10
>> t2 = 11:22:14
>> I want to calculate tdiff = t2-t1
> Do you do any work yourself? Show us your attempts. This looks like
> a trivial exercise. It seems that for less than four times the effort
> of asking your question you might have found the answer.
> Perhaps I am being too cranky this morning.
> --Scott David Daniels
> Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Jeeze, you're quite an ass aren't you?
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