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Re: Human representation of dates, opinions

From: David Mankin <mankin_at_ants.com>
Date: 2002-06-01 05:17:27 CEST

On Fri, 31 May 2002, Russ Allbery wrote:

> This English-speaking American likes 2002-05-31 17:07:29 quite a bit
> better than Fri May 31 17:07:29 2002, which is not my preferred date
> format by any stretch of the imagination.

Actually, after hearing from and having to support random web users, it
seems that typical English-speaking Americans even prefer
5-31-02 5:07:29pm much more. However, as a geek who likes dates to
have lexical sorting == numeric sorting == chronological sorting, and
fixed width, I'm quite happy with 2002-05-31 17:07:29.

I don't have enough experience with international development to have a
valid preference on timezone issues. Since I'm lazy, I prefer to see
timestamps in (translated to) localtime. That way I never see commit
datestamps in the future. :-)

-David Mankin

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