Converting ISO 8061 datetimes to epoch timestamps

May 13th, 2011
python, tech
If you have something like:
2011-04-26T00:00:00Z-06
And you want to convert this into seconds since the epoch, apparently the incantation is:
int(time.mktime(dateutil.parser.parse(x).timetuple()))
This requires the dateutil module.

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