OT: Date format: Was: Re: Mails not from me

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 05:09:44 UTC 2010

US uses                            mm-dd-yyyy
Europe & most Canadians  dd-mm-yyyy

So dates written in either of those forms can be
ambiguous. No-one will misinterpret either
31-4-97 or 4-31-97, but 4-6-97 could mean
either April 6th or June 4th.

To me, that means either of those is completely
unacceptable for anything with an international

yyyy-mm-dd is both the Chinse way of doing it
and the ISO international standard. It is also
the only one where using a simple sort on the
text strings gives you dates in a useful order.

More if anyone needs it:

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