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


The task seems simple enough, however my way of solving it is not excepted :(

# 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(t_stamps):
  t_list = sorted(t_stamp)
  oldest = t_list[0]
  return datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(oldest)
Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

t_stamp is not the same as t_stamps.

Also, you need to take an infinite number of timestamps.

1 Answer

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,868 Points

Hi, Christine, remember that this question is asking that timestamp_oldest that takes ANY number of POSIX timestamp arguments.

Here's one way to do it.

import datetime

def timestamp_oldest(*args):
  # *args will accept any number of argument and store them in args tuple
  return datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(min(args))