strptime - dates formatted differently on different computers

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Wed Dec 12 06:05:05 CET 2012


On Tue, 11 Dec 2012 02:35:29 -0600, Greg Donald wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 10:34:31PM -0700, Michael Torrie wrote:
>> I use a module I got from pypi called dateutil.  It has a nice
>> submodule called parser that can handle a variety of date formats with
>> good accuracy.  Not sure how it works, but it handles all the common
>> American date formats I've thrown at it.
> 
> from dateutil.parser import parse
> dt = parse( whatever )
> 
> I've throw all kind of date and timestamps at it.. have yet to see
> anything it won't parse.

The question is not "will it parse", but will it parse CORRECTLY?

What will it parse 11/12/10 as, and how do you know that is the intended 
date?


-- 
Steven



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