bda.intellidatetime provides a converter for date and time input to python
the input format is definded by a locale2pattern mapping and is provided by
a seperate interface.
Currently provided locales are:
- and the special locale ``iso``, which is used as default.
Use the convert function::
>>> from bda.intellidatetime import convert
>>> convert('1.1.08', locale='de')
datetime.datetime(2008, 1, 1, 0, 0)
convert(date, time=None, tzinfo=None, locale='iso')
Convert the input to a datetime object.
The convert function accepts unicode or non-unicode strings and tries
to parse out Date and Time information as follows:
- First try to get the localized datetime pattern information
- If no one is found, a default pattern is used.
- Parse the input by the definitions of the localized datetime pattern
- Create a datetime object and return it
The ``intelligence`` is defined by following behaviour:
- If only one value is found f.e. ``1``, this value is handled as the
day value, for month and for year the current ones are used.
- Respective, if two values are given, they are handled as day and
month, year is autocompleted with the current year.
- 3 values are a complete date information, if year is a 2-character
string, it is handled as year in the current century
- as limiters are all non-numeric values accepted
- date input can be done without limiters, therefor all characters
must be numbers, and the string length must be either 2, 4, 6 or 8
characters. 2 characters define the day, 4 characters the day and
the month, 6 characters day, month and the year of the current
century and 8 characters define a complete date.
- If time is None, time is set to 00:00
- if time is a 2-character string, it is handled as the hour, minutes
are defined as 00
- time input can be done without a limiter, therefor time must be an
all numeric 4-character string, the first 2 chars are handled as
hour, the second 2 chars as minute.
- as limiter are all non-numeric values accepted
- seconds are never computed and are therefor ALWAYS handled as '00'
Limiters can be any 1 or more character non numeric values. An input can
look like `` %_2008 1 abcde 5 ---`` and is still valid and with default
locale converted to ``datetime.datetime(2008, 1, 5, 0, 0)``.
If parsing of the input values is not possible or converting the parsed
values to numeric values is not possible or the valid date and time
range falls out of scope, a DateTimeConversionError is raised.
- @param date - a date as string
- @param time - a time as string
- @param tzinfo - a tzinfo object to be considered, defaults to None. If
given the date and time taken as in the given timezone. If the timezone
is DST-aware time will be normalized for DST/non-DST.
- @param locale - a locale name, which is used to determine the date and
time patterns. There exists a special locale named 'iso', define the
input in ISO format which further is used as default.
- @return datetime - datetime.datetime object
- @raise DateTimeConversionError - if conversion failes
- GNU General Public Licence Version 2 or later
- Robert Niederreiter <email@example.com>
- Jens W. Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- fix ``MANIFEST.in`` to include ``configure.zcml`` in release
- Use ``zope.interface.implementer`` instead of
- Provide convenience ``convert`` function.
- Change package structure.
- Move tests into seperate file.
- Change signature of converter. could now be registered as utility as
well if desired.
- Adapter pattern deprecated.
- Make it work
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