Re: Wireless Extension update

From: Roeland Th. Jansen (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 14:26:47 EST

On Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 05:07:53PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> YYYY-MM-DD is also unambiguous, and has the nice properties of being
> (a) sortable and (b) language-independent.

it only is unambiguous if you happen to know the format beforehand.

20011001 is ?

10 oct 2001 ?
01 jan 2001 ?

for the fun :

it's a known practise in aircraft complaint handling that there should
be a definition written at the place where complaints are signed off. if
there is no such thing, we always have to revert to the unambigous
dd-mmm-yyyy where the mmm is the three letter code for the month.

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