Title: time.strftime documentation needs update
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 2.6
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: georg.brandl Nosy List: georg.brandl, riquito
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2009-01-12 11:31 by riquito, last changed 2009-01-18 14:42 by georg.brandl. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg79667 - (view) Author: Riccardo Attilio Galli (riquito) Date: 2009-01-12 11:31
there are discrepancies in the online documentation of
in time.strftime
and datetime.strftime (

In particular, seems like datetime.strftime is the one up to date,
having format codes %f and %z documented, and possibly others
msg80105 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-01-18 14:42
%f and %z are not standardized by C89 and therefore not always
available.  They fall under the clause "Additional directives may be
supported on certain platforms, but only the ones listed here have a
meaning standardized by ANSI C." which is noted for time.strftime().

datetime.strftime() implements %z (and %f from 2.6) separately,
therefore it is available there.

I've added a bit of clarification in r68726.
Date User Action Args
2009-01-18 14:42:36georg.brandlsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg80105
2009-01-12 11:31:20riquitocreate