convert all date related values into datetime object

Bug #309950 reported by Markus Korn
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Bug Description

The lauchpad API exposes some date related values like bug.date_created, bug.last_message etc.
All this values are ISO 1601 formated time strings like:
   "2008-01-07T05:30:30.345323+00:00"
This strings are of no use for scripts using launchpadlib, they have to convert this values into datetime (or similar) objects. It would be nice if launchpad could automatically return datetime objects in this cases, or provide a generic function to convert this strings into datetime objects.

Markus

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Markus Korn (thekorn) wrote :

As a workaround I'm using the parse_time() function from the attached module to convert the time strings provided by the API into datetime objects. I think it makes sense to use this function for simplejson to create datetime objects when running simplejson.loads()

Markus

Changed in launchpadlib:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
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Leonard Richardson (leonardr) wrote :

Markus, did you write this code? What's the license on it?

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Markus Korn (thekorn) wrote :

Yes, this was written by me, I put in under GPL2 and added an additional doctest.

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Leonard Richardson (leonardr) wrote :

The code is going into wadllib, which is LGPL3. Would you mind relicensing it?

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Markus Korn (thekorn) wrote :

I'm fine with changing it into this LGPL3

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I believe this is fixed:

            print type(b.date_created)
            print b.date_created
            print b.date_created.ctime()

yields

<type 'datetime.datetime'>
2009-03-12 21:43:18.327983+00:00
Thu Mar 12 21:43:18 2009

Changed in launchpadlib:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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