I am wondering what the most reliable way to generate a timestamp is using Python. I want this value to be put into a MySQL database, and for other programming languages and programs to be able to parse this information and use it.
I imagine it is either datetime, or the time module, but I can't figure out which I'd use in this circumstance, nor the method.
For a database, your best bet is to store it in the database-native format, assuming its precision matches your needs. For a SQL database, the
DATETIME type is appropriate.