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Re: date formats

On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, David Merrill wrote:

> {Jan, Feb, etc} regardless of the language doesn't make sense. I like
> YYYY-MM-DD because 1) it is language-independent, 2) it follows the
> ISO standard 3) it is easily parsed 4) it is unambiguous.

Seconded.  I think the LDP should standardise on this format, and advise
all authors/translators to update their texts accordingly.

(BTW, in the general discussion of alternative formats, you forgot to
mention the "diplomatic service" format:

     25/XII/00   for   25th Dec 2000 

-- it too is unambiguous, but also a bit of a pig to parse.) 
Martin Wheeler       -        StarTEXT - Glastonbury - BA6 9PH - England
[1] mwheeler@startext.co.uk                   http://www.startext.co.uk/

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