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

Datetime objects

I'm not sure I understand what I'm doing wrong here. The format of the arguments match. I'm fairly certain I used the correct directives. Am I misunderstanding the question?

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

to_string = datetime.datetime.strptime('24 September 2012', '%d %B %Y')

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,893 Points

Hey Eric Nachtsheim, you have the gist of the mechanics but the challenge is looking for a defined function to_string that accepts a datetime object and returns a string.

So wrap your assignment in a function, and operate on the argument instead of a string literal.

Hint to_string is to return a string, so use strftime

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