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Re: Date processing should be more flexible

From: Russ Brown <pickscrape_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-04 11:34:47 CEST

Olivier Sannier wrote:
> Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>
>> On 7/4/05, McKenna, Simon (RGH) <Simon.McKenna@rgh.sa.gov.au> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> -> What's meant with 2005/05/07 - July 5th or May 7th?
>>>
>>> yyyy/mm/dd
>>>
>>
>>
>> That's not the natural order for people in the US (as I understand it).
>>
> Yes, but it's the ISO standard date format, hence it should be
> understood by everyone.
>

It's the format that makes the most sense too: the elements are orderd
in descending order of magnitude. As an added bonus, dates formatted
like that happen to order correctly when sorted as plain text.

-- 
Russ
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