[Tutor] Readable date arithmetic
bgailer at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 02:10:00 CET 2009
Stephen Nelson-Smith wrote:
> I have the following method:
> def get_log_dates(the_date_we_want_data_for):
> t = time.strptime(the_date_we_want_data_for, '%Y%m%d')
> t2 = datetime.datetime(*t[:-2])
> extra_day = datetime.timedelta(days=1)
> t3 = t2 + extra_day
> next_log_date = t3.strftime('%Y%m%d')
> return (the_date_we_want_data_for, next_log_date)
> Quite apart from not much liking the t variables, does date
> arithmetic really need to be this gnarly?
> How could I improve the above, especially from a readability
> perspective? Or is it ok?
Please in future provide a specification of the algorithm. What is is to
do. Saves me a lot of time trying to decipher the code.
Chapel Hill NC
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