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Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times Timedelta Minute

Kim Miller
Kim Miller
712 Points

Why does 'from datetime import datetime' allow datetime.now() to work?

from datetime import datetime

a = datetime.now()

import datetime

a = datetime.datetime.now()

1 Answer

Jassim Al-Hatem
Jassim Al-Hatem
20,442 Points

I will explain from my understanding.

datetime is a class in the module datetime.

for instance,

from datetime import date
print(date.today())

output: 2019-09-13

without importing date:

import datetime
print(date.today())

output: NameError

If you need anymore clarifications don't hesitate to ask.

Kim Miller
Kim Miller
712 Points

Thanks, this makes sense to me.