On 2018-04-13, David Rock <da...@graniteweb.com> wrote: > >> On Apr 13, 2018, at 09:24, Neil Cerutti <ne...@norwich.edu> wrote: >> >> On 2018-04-12, Scharrer, Brianna <bschar...@luc.edu> wrote: >>> Applications of basic language syntax >>> >>> Date/time string parsing >>> >>> Time stamps on data are often recorded in the standard ISO date >>> and time format as shown below >>> 1999-02-14T21:02:37 ----> 9:02pm on February 14, 1999 >>> >>> Write code that when given a datetime string and outputs a >>> human readable version exactly in the format specified below. >> >> I disagree that the first version isn't human readable. It is >> both human readable and stores the date/time in lexicographic >> order, which is extremly useful for both humans and machines. > > Don???t nitpick the definition of ???human readable;??? it > isn???t relevant to the assignment and just serves to confuse > the student. Using the phrase ???human readable??? is just a > poor choice for describing the assignment parameters: changing > from one format to another (ISO -> ???standard English??? (for > lack of a better description of the target format). That???s > the only thing that matters in this context.
It is relevant to the assignment if the student hadn't noticed that the date was human readable. I was hoping to correct this possible misapprehension resulting from the poor assignment language. -- Neil Cerutti _______________________________________________ Tutor maillist - Tutor@python.org To unsubscribe or change subscription options: https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/tutor