OT: Date format: Was: Re: Mails not from me
jordon at envygeeks.com
Wed Nov 3 10:56:41 GMT 2010
On 11/03/2010 04:58 AM, Chris Jones wrote:
> yy-mm-dd goes in order of decreasing unit of time size. How can this not
> make sense in any context ? It is after all exactly how any sort of
> numerical quantity is presented.
> I agree, you wouldn't go around saying "2010 November 2nd", but turn
> that into a numerical date 20101102, as is commonly used in databases
> etc., then it makes *much* more sense than dd-mm-yy as sorting by value
> places the dates in correct chronological order.
Regionally (in America) they tend to say "November 22nd" so it gets
numerically represented as so. Except for data [which you are strictly
trying to inject I assume]. I'm not here to argue which is wrong, I'm
here to argue that they're [everyone] right (including the ISO standard)
because regionally it's represented by the way they tend say it [except
for some places and the ISO standard ~ which is represented by Logic IMO].
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