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Re: Human representation of dates, opinions

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-06-01 16:17:38 CEST

Josef Wolf <jw@raven.inka.de> writes:

> 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.

You guys sure are fussing alot about something that just can be
accurate for everyone. Since there's bound to be time drift amongst
all the machines that will ever see any particular printed date, I say
we just use something like:

     Rou Ghly Y esterDAY
     Las Twee K sometIME
     Ess enti A llytoDAY

(spaces added for Karl's readability).


  President, J. Pollock Bikeshed Designs.

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