Author ezio.melotti
Recipients belopolsky, docs@python, ezio.melotti, flox, martin.panter, python-dev, vstinner
Date 2016-01-03.06:20:48
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> Also, using %4Y seems to consistently produce zero-padded values across
> different platforms.

Actually I was wrong.  Based on some more testing I did on Linux and Windows 8 and the previous comments in this thread, it seems that, with 1 as year:
* '%4Y' does produces '0001' on Linux but gives a value error on Windows and '4Y' on OS X;
* '%Y' produces '1' on Linux and '0001' on Windows and OS X;

So the problem is only on Linux and only with years <1000, where to have a zero-padded value %4Y can be used instead.
I don't know if these results are true for all versions of Linux/Win/OSX, so the note could just say that:
1) some platforms (e.g. Linux) don't zero-pad years <1000;
2) some platforms (e.g. Linux) support %4Y to add padding, but this doesn't work on other platforms.
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