How to get time.strptime()?

Gnarlodious gnarlodious at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 01:33:07 CET 2012


Graham Dumpleton has informed me that the the relevant bug reports are:

http://bugs.python.org/issue8098
http://bugs.python.org/issue9260

To quote:

All the problems derive from a stupid function in Python internals called PyImport_ImportModuleNoBlock(). It was designed to avoid lockups of the import machinery but just causes other problems because a module import can fail if the import lock is held by a different thread. This faulty magic fairy dust was sprinkled on the time.strptime() function which internally loads _strptime module. If you access time.strptime() when another thread holds the import lock, the call will fail because of a failed import.

So there. As more people update to Python 3.3.0 hopefully this magic fairy dust workaround will see some daylight.

-- Gnarlie



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