#1
  1. Contributing User
    Devshed Beginner (1000 - 1499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Thessaloniki
    Posts
    1,285
    Rep Power
    13

    Question Altering 2 statement form 2.6 to 3.2


    With what dod i need to replace:

    print ( "Query Error: ", sys.exc_info()[1].excepinfo()[2] )

    and

    date = date.strftime('%A, %e %b %Y').decode('cp1253').encode('utf8')

    in Python3? because in 2.6 used to work but they dont in Pytho 3

    thank you.
    What is now proved was once only imagined!
  2. #2
  3. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    114
    Rep Power
    3
    Try using 2to3?

    The issue in the second case is that date.strftime() returns a Unicode string now, so you need to remove the decode() call. Not sure about the first one; exceptions don't appear to have a method called excepinfo() in Python 3 but as for what the equivalent is I've no clue.
  4. #3
  5. Contributing User
    Devshed Beginner (1000 - 1499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Thessaloniki
    Posts
    1,285
    Rep Power
    13
    Code:
    date = date.strftime('%A, %e %b %Y').encode('utf8')
    You mean that i should chnage to this?

    Can you please explain to me why?
    What is now proved was once only imagined!
  6. #4
  7. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    114
    Rep Power
    3
    In Python 2, the strftime method returns a bytestring and in Python 3 it returns a Unicode string.
  8. #5
  9. Contributing User
    Devshed Beginner (1000 - 1499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Thessaloniki
    Posts
    1,285
    Rep Power
    13
    So if i use it like i mniones liek this:

    date = date.strftime('%A, %e %b %Y').encode('utf8')

    datetime will be displayed in proper greek letters?
    What is now proved was once only imagined!
  10. #6
  11. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    114
    Rep Power
    3
    It will be a string of bytes representing UTF-8-encoded characters. That's what encode() does. If you want the actual Unicode characters, why are you encoding it? (Unless you're passing the string to something else that wants UTF-8, that is.)

    strftime() formats its result based on your locale, so if it's set correctly it should be in Greek letters.
  12. #7
  13. Contributing User
    Devshed Beginner (1000 - 1499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Thessaloniki
    Posts
    1,285
    Rep Power
    13
    Are you sure becaus ein python 2.6 only this approach gave me greek letters.

    date = date.strftime('%A, %e %b %Y').decode('cp1253').encode('utf8')

    how should i write the above in pyhon 3?
    What is now proved was once only imagined!

IMN logo majestic logo threadwatch logo seochat tools logo