Parsing a string into a datetime object
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Sat Jan 24 19:50:04 CET 2009
> Good day.
> Might someone comment on why %f is not accepted as a valid field
> directive in:
>>>> from datetime import datetime
>>>> created="2009-01-24 16:04:55.882788"
>>>> dt = datetime.strptime(created,"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S.%f")
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/
> python2.5/_strptime.py", line 321, in strptime
> (bad_directive, format))
> ValueError: 'f' is a bad directive in format '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S.%f'
> This is for Python 2.5.1 under OS X.
> Thank you.
I believe that Python simply uses the 'strptime' (or equivalent)
function in the underlying C library: if that doesn't accept %f then
neither does Python.
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