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Re: Re: Re: Perl 6 release date

by diotalevi (Canon)
on Oct 10, 2002 at 21:46 UTC ( #204345=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Perl 6 release date
in thread Perl 6 release date

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.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl 6 release date
by sauoq (Abbot) on Oct 11, 2002 at 01:19 UTC
    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.

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[Corion]: Meh, stupid people are associated with every president
[Corion]: (or presidential candidate)
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