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# Strptime says its getting a datetime when im giving it a string

Here's the problematic section of the code: ''' import datetime

BIRTHDAYS = ( ("James", "9/8", True, 9), ("Shawna", "12/6", True, 22), ("Amaya", "28/2", False, 8), ("Kamal", "29/4", True, 19), ("Sam", "16/7", False, 22), ("Xan", "14/3", False, 34), )

## another block of code exists that puts a zero at any single digit day for each birthday.

for dude in blist: splitbday = dude[1].split('/')

```if len(splitbday[1]) < 2:
cday = '0' + splitbday[1]
newb = splitbday[0] + '/' + cday
dude.remove(dude[1])
dude.insert(1, newb)
blist.remove(blist[bcount])
blist.insert(bcount, dude)
bcount += 1
```

print(blist)

dblist = []

for dude in blist: print(dude) dbtime = datetime.datetime.strptime(dude[1], '%d/%m') print(dude[1]) ddude = dude ddude[1] = dbtime print(ddude) dblist.append(ddude) ''' It keeps saying that strptime requires a string but when I print "dude" it is clearly a string. I dont know what to do. Doesn't seem to make sense.

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