strptime - dates formatted differently on different computers

Greg Donald gdonald at
Wed Dec 12 06:29:12 CET 2012

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
> 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?

If it were me I'd look at more of the source dates I was tasked with
parsing and dial it in using the appropriate dayfirst, yearfirst, etc.

Greg Donald

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