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

Ralph Hellstern
Ralph Hellstern
5,390 Points


What is wrong with my code? Thank you!

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

def timestamp_oldest(*args):
    list1 = [*args]
    list2 = list1.sort()
    oldest = list2[0]
    return datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(oldest)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 66,727 Points

Hey Ralph Hellstern, you are very close. The sort() method sorts a list in place and returns a None value. The leaves your list2 set to None.

Use simply list.sort() alone.

:point_right: change oldest to be derive from list1 and you should be golden!

Ralph Hellstern
Ralph Hellstern
5,390 Points

Thank you! This was really helpful.