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Re^5: sorting dates in YYYYMMDD format

by QM (Vicar)
on Jul 11, 2013 at 08:21 UTC ( #1043650=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: sorting dates in YYYYMMDD format
in thread sorting dates in YYYYMMDD format

;) Cultural standards. From Europeans I've seen DDMMYY, from U.S. it's generally MMDDYY (and Canadians are conflicted). Heck, even Wikipedia's ISO 8601 has a section Related Standards, detailing the country-specific standards (that may or may not conform to ISO 8601).

I suspect the major reason we have standards is because of TIMTOWTDI.

I'm also reminded of XKCD's comment on standards.

-QM
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