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Re: RFC: a human-eye date format everyone can love

From: Roman Neuhauser <neuhauser_at_bellavista.cz>
Date: 2002-06-24 20:15:59 CEST

> Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 12:17:38 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net>
> To: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RFC: a human-eye date format everyone can love
> Please read "RFC" as "Request For Consensus"... :-)
> Now that Hadaka has committed the bulk of the new date output code, we
> should decide on a human-output date format. Currently, svn is
> printing:
> "Mon, 24 Jun 2002 10:36:04 -0500"
> ..but we all know this is just a placeholder until we figure out what
> we really want. On IRC just now, Hadaka came up with a neat solution,
> which we'd like to propose together:
> "2002-06-24 10:36:04 -0500 (Mon 24 Jun)"
> The goal of this format is to start with an ISO-8601 section (and
> perhaps compliant with some other standards as well), followed by a
> clearly delimited second section intended for human consumption.

    does the first (current) form follow any standard? if so, I'd
    prefer that. otherwise, the latter, minus the parenthesized part.

    yes, I'm strange (mind you, I have clock on my desktop set up like
    so: %Y-%m-%d %H:%M %a), so you can probably ignore me on this. :)

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