python-dateutil: A delightful romp in the never-confusing world of dates and times

12:15 PM - 12:40 PM on July 17, 2016, Room CR5

Paul Ganssle

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The dateutil library provides a number of extensions to Python's standard datetime handling libraries. This talk will provide an overview of how to use (and not use!) dateutil to improve your datetime-handling experience, and also cover some of the recent changes to the library.


Human methods of timekeeping are complicated, sometimes reflecting the underlying complexity of the natural cycles of life on earth, sometimes historical lock-in. dateutil attempts to provide tools to make dealing with the numerous datetime-handling standards and edge cases a bit easier.

This talk will give an overview on how to use dateutil for: