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Python Datetime to Javascript Datetime

Reported by jspy | July 7th, 2009 @ 03:27 AM


python-spidermonkey looks very promising. One question: how can I convert a Python datetime Object to a Javascript Date Object? Is this done automatically or are there any recommended patterns for it?



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  • Paul J. Davis

    Paul J. Davis July 7th, 2009 @ 02:55 PM

    • Tag set to conversion, date


    There's no automatic conversion and I'm not certain on the best way to write one. I've heard of other people trying to do date conversions with limited success because the JavaScript date class is quite limited in what it can accept. IIRC, the idea was to format the Date in one of the ISO formats and have JavaScript's Date parse the string. Alot of the pain I remember was that JavaScript doesn't define a standard ISO format to use so different JS engines don't agree.

    If you find a reasonable method I'd definitely consider adding something built-in to do the conversion, but I don't have the time right now to investigate all of the intricacies of dates.


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Python/JavaScript bridge module, making use of Mozilla's spidermonkey JavaScript implementation. Allows implementation of JavaScript classes, objects and functions in Python, and evaluation and calling of JavaScript scripts and functions respectively. Borrows heavily from Claes Jacobssen's Javascript Perl module, in turn based on Mozilla's 'PerlConnect' Perl binding.

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