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Re: Perl 6 release date

by blakem (Monsignor)
on Oct 10, 2002 at 09:45 UTC ( #204124=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl 6 release date

Here's a toungue-in-cheek comment from Larry Wall when asked about Perl6 at one of our Monger meetings:

Never announce a release date within 6 months of the end of the year..... in either direction.   ;-)
And I'll toss in a guess for my 29th birthday:
2004-02-10 (Feb. 10, 2004)
Oh, and your third rule is broken... Do you want YYYY-DD-MM or YYYY-MM-DD?

-Blake


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Re: Re: Perl 6 release date
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Oct 10, 2002 at 17:08 UTC
    Oh, and your third rule is broken... Do you want YYYY-DD-MM or YYYY-MM-DD?

    Gak!

    Exactly where is YYYY-DD-MM a legal date? AFAIK with regards to dates then if it starts with YYYY then it _always_ is in YYYYMMDD (with or without seperators).

    Or were you just being pedantic about the ambiguity of 'YYYY'?

    UPDATE
    Well, i just did a google for YYYYDDMM, and there were a whole 169 hits. So that means there are a few fools actually using this format. And they even seem to be in the computer trade as well. Which to me is a bit of a scary thought. But then I did a google for 'YYYYMMDD' to discover some 103000 hits. So they are seriously outnumbered. Outnumbered enough to be overlooked I'd say. Thank god.

    --- demerphq
    my friends call me, usually because I'm late....

      I can't speak for others but I always thought y'all Europeans were wacky for doing YYYYMMDD. Or at least it induces headaches when I'm working with people in the UK. Of course, my perception of date-wackiness is entirely contextual - it's US-standard form to write our days before months. If someone knows where that came from that'd would be interesting to know.

      __SIG__ printf "You are here %08x\n", unpack "L!", unpack "P4", pack "L!", B:: +svref_2object(sub{})->OUTSIDE
        I always thought y'all Europeans were wacky for doing YYYYMMDD.

        We Americans do it that way too. There is a good reason for it. It sorts correctly.

        Don't confuse this with the normal written formats. In the U.S. we write mm/dd/yyyy but in Europe they write it as dd/mm/yyyy which does seem to make some sense in a least-significant to most-significant sort of way.

        -sauoq
        "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
        
      Or were you just being pedantic about the ambiguity of 'YYYY'?
      Nope. The original node had a typo and asked for YYYY-DD-MM.

      -Blake

        Ahh..... the mystery is resolved.

        ;-)

        --- demerphq
        my friends call me, usually because I'm late....

      I believe here in the states yyyyddmm is a fairly common way of writing it.
        Actually, I've never seen yyyyddmm. I have seen mmddyyyy very frequently when dealing with (North) Americans however, where as it is more common for the rest of the world to use ddmmyyyy.

        elbieelbieelbie

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