[LMB] OT: Prime News

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Nov 14 12:21:47 GMT 2017


On Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:48:23 -0500, Damien Sullivan
<phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:

>On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 11:25:45AM -0800, A. Marina Fournier wrote:
>
>> Ever since I encountered it in high school, I prefer the ddmmyyyy
>
>I convered to that Eurostyle for a long time, and still do my checks
>that way (since the year is already on the right) (and using month
>names, e.g. 13 Nov 20_17)
>
>But I've switched to computer style since.
>
>> I understood right off the bat that chron filing by yyyymmdd was the least likely form to be a problem in electronic dating. Can’t recall if that’s a military thing or not.
>
>It's ISO 8601 format, at least.  And yes, if you put dates into
>filenames, that format makes sorting straightforward.
>
>Huh, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country claims YMD is
>used by China, Canada, and Japan, plus a few others.

Nothing wrong with YMD; it's MDY that's demented.
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