problem with dateutil

Tom P werotizy at freent.dd
Sun Feb 14 07:27:51 EST 2016


On 02/13/2016 10:01 PM, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> On 13/02/2016 17:58, Tom P wrote:
>> I am writing a program that has to deal with various date/time formats
>> and convert these into timestamps. It looks as if dateutil.parser.parse
>> should be able to handle about any format, but what I get is:
>>
>> datetimestr = '2012-10-22 11:22:33'
>> print(dateutil.parser.parse(datetimestr))
>> result: datetime.datetime(2012, 10, 22, 11, 22, 33)
>>
>> However:
>> datetimestr = '2012:10:22 11:22:33'
>> print(dateutil.parser.parse(datetimestr))
>> result: datetime.datetime(2016, 2, 13, 11, 22, 33)
>>
>> In other words, it's getting the date wrong when colons are used to
>> separate YYYY:MM:DD. Is there a way to include this as a valid format?
>>
>
>  From
> http://labix.org/python-dateutil#head-a23e8ae0a661d77b89dfb3476f85b26f0b30349c
>
>
> <quote>
> parserinfo
>      This parameter allows one to change how the string is parsed, by
> using a different parserinfo class instance. Using it you may, for
> example, intenationalize the parser strings, or make it ignore
> additional words.
> </quote>
>
> HTH.
>

Thanks, let me look at that.



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