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Re: date formats
David Lawyer wrote:
> > ... I now realize that there is really no standard date format
> > http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html
> > "A Summary of the International Standard Date and Time Notation"
> Yes, I knew there was a "standard" but it doesn't seem to be widely
> > > The international standard date notation is
> > >
> > > YYYY-MM-DD
> But a lot of people will be confused by this. If the doc is is
> English, why not use the existing date format?
Because anything but that standard creates confusion.
> > For example, the fourth day of February in the year 1995 is
> > written in the standard notation as
> > > 1995-02-04
> Some might think this is April 2.
Being Canadian, I write that February 4th 1995 as 04/02/1995.
I think many Europeans use something similar.
An American writes it as 02/04/1995.
The international standard eliminates that confusion.
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