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Past days template filter

Author:
ramen
Posted:
November 18, 2009
Language:
Python
Version:
1.1
Tags:
template filter date
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0 (after 0 ratings)

Returns a list of date objects for a given number of past days, including today. Useful for summaries of recent history.

Inspired by Template range filter

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from django.template import Library
import datetime

register = Library()

@register.filter
def past_days(num_days):
    """
    Returns a list of date objects for a given number of past days,
    including today. Useful for summaries of recent history.

    Usage:

    {% load past_days %}
    <ul>
        {% for day in 7|past_days %}
            <li>{{ day|date:'l, F jS' }}</li>
        {% endfor %}
    </ul>
    """
    days = []
    day = datetime.date.today() - datetime.timedelta(num_days - 1)
    for _ in xrange(num_days):
        days.append(day)
        day += datetime.timedelta(1)
    return days

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