Pythom time method mktime() is the inverse function of localtime(). Its argument is the struct_time or full 9-tuple and it returns a floating point number, for compatibility with time().
If the input value cannot be represented as a valid time, either OverflowError or ValueError will be raised.
Following is the syntax for mktime() method −
t − This is the struct_time or full 9-tuple.
This method returns a floating point number, for compatibility with time().
The following example shows the usage of mktime() method.
#!/usr/bin/python import time t = (2009, 2, 17, 17, 3, 38, 1, 48, 0) secs = time.mktime( t ) print "time.mktime(t) : %f" % secs print "asctime(localtime(secs)): %s" % time.asctime(time.localtime(secs))
When we run above program, it produces following result −
time.mktime(t) : 1234915418.000000 asctime(localtime(secs)): Tue Feb 17 17:03:38 2009