Re: Wireless Extension update

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 19:07:53 EST

Followup to: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0110142252270.6433-100000@Consulate.UFP.CX>
By author: Riley Williams <>
In newsgroup:
> DD.MM.YYYY (European)
> MM/DD/YYYY (American)
> YYYY-MM-DD (Japanese)
> ...with the punctuation character specifying the one in use. I note that
> the dates as originally quoted above are clearly consistant with this
> standard, so see no problem myself.
> Personally, I prefer to use the DD-MMM-YYYY format myself, where MMM in
> the three-letter English abbreviation for the month in question, and
> there is thus no room for misreading it as something else.

YYYY-MM-DD is also unambiguous, and has the nice properties of being
(a) sortable and (b) language-independent.


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