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


Create a function named timestamp_oldest that takes any number of POSIX timestamp arguments. Return the oldest one as a datetime object.

Remember, POSIX timestamps are floats and lists have a .sort() method.

# 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(posix):
    return posix[0]

2 Answers

Ken LaRose
Ken LaRose
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 21,982 Points

I also had trouble with this. After you build the function to handle a variable # of *args, carefully read the challenge prompt. It says "Remember, POSIX timestamps are floats..." and "Return the oldest one as a datetime object". You'll need to convert the timestamp into a datetime object w/ datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp()