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

Kennedy Malonga
Kennedy Malonga
18,790 Points

Create a new function named from_string that takes two arguments: a date as a string and an strftime-compatible format s

struggling with writing 2strings

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(date1):
    return date1.strftime('%d %B %Y')

def from_string(date1, datetime2):
    return datetime

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
212,257 Points

You won't want to call your return value "datetime", that would cause the imported module name to be overwritten inside the function. This cuts off access to datetime module functions.
:point_right: Tip: avoid using module names or built-in function names as parameter or variable names.

Then, for from_string, you will need to call the constructor method datetime.datetime.strptime(string, format) where the string and format are passed into the function.

For more info, see strptime in the docss,