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Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times strftime & strptime

Jake Williams
Jake Williams
2,667 Points

Why isn't it returning the right year.

Examples I am finding show that this is right but it isn't returning the right year. Is there something else I need to do?

timestrings.py
import datetime
## Examples
# to_string(datetime_object) => "24 September 2012"
# from_string("09/24/12 18:30", "%m/%d/%y %H:%M") => datetime
def to_string(date1): 
    return date1.strftime('%d  %B  %Y')

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
STAFF
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Jake Williams! You're super close. The example it lists is just that... an example. So it's not expecting 2012, it's expecting 2015. The problem here is that you have a few too many spaces in that string. You have two spaces between the day and the month and two spaces between the month and the year instead of just one space between each.

So where you have:

# too many spaces
date1.strftime('%d  %B  %Y')

You need:

# note the spacing
date1.strftime('%d %B %Y')

Hope this helps! :sparkles: