Improved date support
sanjoy at mrao.cam.ac.uk
Thu Dec 7 11:38:22 CST 2006
> 5/1/99 (May 1 1999)
This format is ambiguous in an internationally used revision-control
system: 5/1/99 means 5 Jan 1999 in the U.K. (and probably much of
Europe), and means 1 May 1999 in the U.S. (and maybe Canada).
Having lived for many years at various ends of the formats, I've now
settled on YYYY-MM-DD, since it's almost self-documenting (and I'm
told is the standard in some countries).
`Never underestimate the evil of which men of power are capable.'
--Bertrand Russell, _War Crimes in Vietnam_, chapter 1.
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