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Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times strftime & strptime

Cam S
Cam S
7,482 Points

confused why this doesn't work.

dunno why this doesn't work. i've tried calling the function, returning 'current_time' / variations, but the only error i get is 'try again!'. this works in the console when not listed as a function. any help is appreciated. thanks.

timestrings.py
## Examples
# to_string(datetime_object) => "24 September 2012"
# from_string("09/24/12 18:30", "%m/%d/%y %H:%M") => datetime
import datetime
def to_string():
    current_time = datetime.datetime.now()
    current_time.strftime('%d %B %Y')

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 66,727 Points

Hey Cam S, you’re not far off. The function needs to accept an argument for the converted time. If you were to add the parameter current_time and remove the assignment to current_time within the function, it should work.

Also, be sure to return a value from your function.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!