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Python Dates and Times in Python (2014) Let's Build a Timed Quiz App Harder Time Machine

function named time_machine

time_machine didn't return the right datetime.

import datetime

starter = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 16, 29)

# Remember, you can't set "years" on a timedelta!
# Consider a year to be 365 days.

## Example
# time_machine(5, "minutes") => datetime(2015, 10, 21, 16, 34)
def time_machine(take_int, the_string):
    if the_string == 'minutes':
        offset = datetime.timedelta(minutes=take_int)
    elif the_string == 'hours':
        offset = datetime.timedelta(hours=take_int)
    elif the_string == 'days':
        offset = datetime.timedelta(days=take_int)
        offset = datetime.timedelta(days=take_int*365)
        return starter + offset

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,096 Points

Your return line is indented too far. Where it is now makes it part of the final else condition, so it isn't being performed in the other cases.

Otherwise, good job! :+1: