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Re: a human-eye date format everyone can love

From: Kirby C. Bohling <kbohling_at_birddog.com>
Date: 2002-06-25 00:23:45 CEST

        It would seem easier to just duplicate all dates. Use you're favorite
ISO standard date for one (make it as absolutely short as you can
stand), then allow you to pick your absolute favorite date format for
the other one. For SVN log just print them both in different fields.
Use an enviornment variable, or a config entry for it, and then
everybody gets their very own bikeshed to paint their favorite color.
Sometimes its simpilest to agree to disagree. Pick a sane default for
the human parseable one, people with strong feelings can change it w/ a
strftime complaint string.

        In the XML in .svn/entries just have two fields. The second field is
never computer parsed for input, it's only for output. The ISO date is
authoratitive. It's sorta like the whole (), but it is more machine
parsable and you don't have to pick the one true color for the bikeshed.

        Oh well, I might be all wet on this one, as it will be weird to get
duplicate dates all the time. If everybody is serious about how much
they really need feature "X" in a date give the control to them. It
sure seems that the intersection of the +0 +1 set is going to be the
empty set.

        Thanks,
                Kirby

cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
>
>
>> +1 for: 2002-06-26 13:31:19-0700 (Wednesday)
>> +0 for: 2002-06-26 13:31:19-0700 (Mon, 26 Jun 2002)
>> -0 for: 2002-06-26 13:31:19-0700 (Mon 26 Jun 2002)
>> -0 for all others
>
>
> -0 for: 2002-06-26 13:31:19-0700 (Wednesday)
> +1 for: 2002-06-26 13:31:19-0700 (Mon, 26 Jun 2002)
> +0 for: 2002-06-26 13:31:19-0700 (Mon 26 Jun 2002)
> -0 for all others
>
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