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Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times Dating Methods

Tulio Marquez
Tulio Marquez
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Why for the strftime we need to use the notation "datetime.strftime" and for the strptime "datetime.datetime.strptime"?

the instructor to call the method for strftime only uses one dot "datetime.strftime", but for the strptime method it uses 2 dots "datetime.datetime.strptime" why is this?

1 Answer

Mel Rumsey
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Mel Rumsey
Treehouse Staff

Hi Tulio Marquez in this particular video Kenneth calls now.strftime('%B %d'). now was a variable that was given the value of datetime.datetime.now(). So both strftime and strptime are taking 2 datetimes technically. I understand the confusion though! Datetimes are tricky, but just keep on practicing!

Tip: If you wanted to only have to type one datetime, you can do from datetime import datetime for your import rather than import datetime.