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

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Nov 3 05:14:26 UTC 2010

On Wednesday, November 03, 2010 01:09 PM, Sandy Harris wrote:
> 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
> audience.
> 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.

It's the Chinese way? Didn't know that. /me waves to the peanut gallery

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