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Python Dates and Times in Python Where on Earth do Timezones Make Sense? Timezone Strings

The Task is vague, and I'm not sure how my function takes in a timezone as a string

In creating my function, I created it to take in a string for the timezone, but there is nothing in the script that I can relay it back to. More than anything, I'm confused how to structure this code to fulfill the challenges parameters.

timezone.py
import datetime

import pytz

starter = pytz.utc.localize(datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 23, 29))
name = "US/Pacific"

def to_timezone(name, local):
    tmzn = pytz.timezone(name)
    return local.astimezone(tmzn)

to_timezone(name, starter)

1 Answer

boi
boi
8,568 Points

Chase Saldate, listen brother, you're overthinking it, All you need is a single 4-inch line of code, that's it. Lemme give you some hints.

1) You don't need to write any code out of the function.

2) In the challenge notes, it says that the function to_timezone will take a timezone name as a string, which means that the function to_timezone will have ONE argument parameter and the user calling the function will give a timezone name as a string for example "US/Pacific" or "Asia/Calcutta" will be the string parameter.

3) So all you have to do is convert the starter date-time variable, provided, into the timezone of the string parameter.

If you're having trouble just msg me and I will help you an infinite amount of time no problem for me (Just make sure you send me 5$)

Hahaha I appreciate the banter! And thank you for the help! I think I needed to sleep on it, but your guidance turned a needless 20min frustration into a minute relief.