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Re: [PATCH] Unify human represented timestamp formats.

From: Nuutti Kotivuori <naked_at_iki.fi>
Date: 2002-06-22 20:45:56 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 22, 2002 at 01:08:37PM +0300, Nuutti Kotivuori wrote:
>> I made a patch which adds a new function, svn_time_to_human_nts,
>> and then uses it for the places where the date format is mangled
>> for user display.
>> The actual format of the date stamps is:
>> 2002-06-22 11:14:42 +03:00
> If you are going to insist on this format, I would greatly prefer
> removing the colon from the TZ. -- justin

I am not insisting on anything, really. I just thought I got a bit
more wishes for derivatives of this format - I really don't know. I
thought I'd solve the problem by committing something and then just
waiting until I get a clear request from someone to change it to
something else. So I'd like a clear comment from you or someone else
that how should I proceed.

But on the format itself, actually the ISO-8601 standard implies that
the TZ should have a colon if the time format has colons - and not
have a colon if the time format doesn't have them. The usage of space
instead of 'T' as the middle delimiter is something one can get away
with - but the addition of space between the time and the timezone
does violate the standard I believe. I do not have the standard
accessible, so I really can't say anything definite. And this is
ofcourse very much irrelevant for dates that are just displayed to the

-- Naked

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