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Re: Ok to use cvs keywords for date and revision?
On Jan 15, 9:59am, David Lawyer wrote:
> Subject: Re: Ok to use cvs keywords for date and revision?
> > On Jan 4, 10:51am, Mark Komarinski wrote:
> > > Subject: Re: Ok to use cvs keywords for date and revision?
> > > "Robert B. Easter" wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 10:55:04AM -0500, Greg Ferguson wrote:
> > I'm pretty sure we did decide (at least it seemed like a quorum)...
> > The ISO "YYYY-MM-DD" format should be used. The templates will
> > reflect that (soon) and we should put that in the LDP AG (if it
> > isn't already specified).
> What does one use if they want to only use the month?
YYYY-MM-01 I suppose YYYY-MM would work, but I would need to verify.
> The advantage of spelling out the name of the month (and leaving
> out the day) is that it's easier to remember. For example, August
> 2000 is much easier to read and remember than 2000-8-9. Thus I'm
> opposed to the new way to list dates. But if others insist, would
> it be feasible to list the date both ways? Say: August 2000 (2000-8-9).
> Or optionally: August 9, 2000 (2000-8-9).
The software we use to process can handle a multitude of formats.
YYYY-MM-DD is now the documented way of supplying the date.
"DD <month> YYYY" would be ok, but I would not make that widely
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