Issue with continous incrementing of unbroken sequence for a entire working day

Morten Engvoldsen mortenengv at
Fri Mar 1 12:25:02 CET 2013

I have wrote the below code for getting the serial number: look like i
am able to get correct serial number:

from datetime import date

def read_data_file():
    with open("workfile.txt", 'r') as f:
        for line in f.readlines():
            read_data = line.split(' ')
    return read_data

def write_data_file(data):
    fo = open("workfile.txt", "w")

def comput_date(read_date, now_time, read_serial):
    if read_date == now_time:
        read_serial = int(read_serial)
        return read_serial + 1
        read_serial = 1
        return read_serial

def process_sales_record():
    now_time = time.strftime("%d-%m-%y")
    readdata = read_data_file()
    if readdata:
        read_serial = readdata[0]
        read_date = readdata[1]
        copute_date = comput_date(read_date, now_time, read_serial)
    serial_number = copute_date
    print serial_number
    sales_recrod = {'record1':'product1',
    for i in sales_recrod:
        print sales_recrod[i]
        serial_number += 1
    print serial_number
    data = str(serial_number) + ' ' + now_time
    writedata = write_data_file(data)
    print readdata

Kindly suggest how can i improve this code now.... or is it okey in this way..

On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Morten Engvoldsen <mortenengv at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks.. :)
> so simply i can use time.strftime("%d%-m-%y  %H:%M")  , and then i can
> compare the date....

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