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Re: Human representation of dates, opinions

From: Russ Allbery <rra_at_stanford.edu>
Date: 2002-06-01 02:09:42 CEST

Stephan Feder <sf@stephan-feder.de> writes:

> At least for unix systems, just use strftime() with %c format; the
> output depends on the user's locale setting (LC_TIME).

Unfortunately, I'm not aware of anyone for whom the %c format output in
the C locale is the preferred date/time format. The bit of separating the
month and day from the year is particularly odd. And unfortunately, that
format is pretty well set in stone by now.

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.

-- 
Russ Allbery (rra_at_stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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