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

From: Nuutti Kotivuori <naked_at_iki.fi>
Date: 2002-06-24 23:22:32 CEST

> I think the preference must go to the humans not to the computer.

Well, that is an altogether different argument, which I will not touch
here.

But! I must say that I consider "Mon, 24 Jun 2002 10:36:04" a _lot_
less readable than "2002-06-24 10:36:04". And since some people want
the day of week there, we are back at the same suggestion again. So
that argument, in my opinion, does not matter the time format argument
really - it's more relevant to the question that do we want
_customizable_ time formats (in the future) or not (because those
would break machine readibility big time)?

> I'm not sure I understand why a human cares about the TZ - the repos
> time should be translated to the timezone that the client computer
> is in. Ostensibly, that's the time that the user knows best.

It is translated to the local timezone. The timestamps in the
repository are all UTC. The local timezone is displayed just there so
it is explicit what is meant.

-- Naked

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