from datetime.datetime import today not working. python2.6.4 onwindows

Discussion in 'Python' started by Joshua Kordani, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Greetings all!

    So I'm reading through the manual and I get to the point where it talks
    about packages and how to import them. namely section 6.4 in the
    tutorial. I wont repeat the section here, but I want to understand
    whats going on in the following (as typed on my computer).

    Python 2.6.4 (r264:75708, Oct 26 2009, 08:23:19) [MSC v.1500 32 bit
    (Intel)] on
    win32
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    >>> import datetime
    >>> dir(datetime)

    ['MAXYEAR', 'MINYEAR', '__doc__', '__name__', '__package__', 'date',
    'datetime',
    'datetime_CAPI', 'time', 'timedelta', 'tzinfo']
    >>> dir(datetime.datetime)

    ['__add__', '__class__', '__delattr__', '__doc__', '__eq__',
    '__format__', '__ge
    __', '__getattribute__', '__gt__', '__hash__', '__init__', '__le__',
    '__lt__', '
    __ne__', '__new__', '__radd__', '__reduce__', '__reduce_ex__',
    '__repr__', '__rs
    ub__', '__setattr__', '__sizeof__', '__str__', '__sub__',
    '__subclasshook__', 'a
    stimezone', 'combine', 'ctime', 'date', 'day', 'dst', 'fromordinal',
    'fromtimest
    amp', 'hour', 'isocalendar', 'isoformat', 'isoweekday', 'max',
    'microsecond', 'm
    in', 'minute', 'month', 'now', 'replace', 'resolution', 'second',
    'strftime', 's
    trptime', 'time', 'timetuple', 'timetz', 'today', 'toordinal', 'tzinfo',
    'tzname
    ', 'utcfromtimestamp', 'utcnow', 'utcoffset', 'utctimetuple', 'weekday',
    'year']

    >>> from datetime.datetime import today

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
    ImportError: No module named datetime
    >>>


    so dir on datetime shows symbols date, time, datetime,etc
    dir on datetime shows today, now, etc

    lets say for arguments sake that I want to just import the today
    function, according to the documentation, the line should be:
    from datetime.datetime import today.

    as you can see, that didn't work. why not?

    Josh
    Joshua Kordani, Jan 7, 2010
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