[issue812] hg diff should use the ISO-8601 standard or the locales for the date format

Vincent Danjean mercurial-bugs at selenic.com
Fri Nov 2 08:09:44 CDT 2007

New submission from Vincent Danjean <Vincent.Danjean at ens-lyon.org>:


  I'm the Debian maintainer for mercurial. I forward this bug that should be
addressed upstream from my point of view. This is the Debian bug #448923
( http://bugs.debian.org/448923 )

Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> "hg diff" outputs a date in the diff headers after the filenames
> that are diff'ed. This date is in some obscure American format.
> The ISO-8601 standard should be used instead, or the locales. The
> date format could also be configurable (with a sensible default
> format).
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: lenny/sid
>   APT prefers unstable
>   APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
> Architecture: i386 (i686)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-1-686-bigmem (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
> Versions of packages mercurial depends on:
> ii  libc6                         2.6.1-6    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
> ii  python                        2.4.4-6    An interactive high-level object-o
> ii  python-support                0.7.4      automated rebuilding support for p
> ii  python2.5                     2.5.1-5    An interactive high-level object-o
> Versions of packages mercurial recommends:
> ii  rcs                           5.7-20     The GNU Revision Control System
> ii  tk8.4 [wish]                  8.4.16-2   Tk toolkit for Tcl and X11, v8.4 -
> ii  tkdiff                        1:4.1.3-1  graphical side by side "diff" util
> -- no debconf information

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title: hg diff should use the ISO-8601 standard or the locales for the date format

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