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Re: Human representation of dates, opinions

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2002-06-01 15:47:23 CEST

On Sat, Jun 01, 2002 at 10:10:20AM +0200, Josef Wolf wrote:
> On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 08:26:02PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>
> > Oh, yeah, if I were to guess at the form that the average US English
> > speaker would prefer, it would probably be something like:
> >
> > 5/31/2002 5:07:29pm
>
> Yes, that's great! It was always great fun to guess whether it is
> d/m/y or m/d/y. Some really wired minds use even y/m/d.
>
> NO. Please stop this madness _now_ and use something like
> "yyyy-mm-dd hh:MM:ss" which everyone understands and where no one
> needs to guess.

Actuall My preference is for
01 Jun 2002 9:49am +500.
That is the format that I always write dates in, just to be completely clear.
This completely disambiguates the month and day. Of course I'm not US English,
I'm Canadian English :)
>
> --
> -- Josef Wolf -- jw@raven.inka.de --
>

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