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Re: Re: Perl 6 release date

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Oct 10, 2002 at 17:08 UTC ( #204233=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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....


Comment on Re: Re: Perl 6 release date
Re: Re: Re: Perl 6 release date
by BUU (Prior) on Oct 10, 2002 at 20:54 UTC
    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

Re: Re: Re: Perl 6 release date
by diotalevi (Canon) on Oct 10, 2002 at 21:46 UTC

    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.";
      
Re3: Perl 6 release date
by blakem (Monsignor) on Oct 10, 2002 at 22:01 UTC
    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....

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