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Leo Marco Corpuz
Leo Marco Corpuz
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Time stamp challenge

What does datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp() do?

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

1 Answer

Michael Hulet
MOD
Michael Hulet
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According to the documentation, datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp instantiates a new datetime object from a POSIX timestamp. You don't really need to worry about exactly what that is, since the challenge will pass a bunch of valid ones to your code automatically, but it effectively expresses a unique moment in time by counting the number of seconds since midnight on January 1, 1970