Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

Python Dates and Times in Python (2014) Let's Build a Timed Quiz App Timestamp Ordering

HOW do you do it?

Please explain how to do it and how my code is incorrect.

import datetime

new_li = []
while True:
    arguments = input('Enter POSIX timestamps and enter "Q" to quit')
    if arguments == 'Q':
        args = new_li.append(arguments)
    return args

def timestamp_oldest(*args):
    orderd = args.sort(key=None,reverse=True)
    recquired = orderd[0]
    date = datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(recquired)
    return date

# If you need help, look up datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp()
# Also, remember that you *will not* know how many timestamps
# are coming in.

1 Answer

Feisty Mullah
Feisty Mullah
25,849 Points

The simple way to get the timestamp_oldest is

import datetime

def timestamp_oldest(*args): return datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(min(args))