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Re^2: rt.cpan to close, 01/03/2021

by LanX (Cardinal)
on Dec 24, 2020 at 13:56 UTC ( #11125718=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: rt.cpan to close, 01/03/2021
in thread rt.cpan to close, 01/03/2021

> I know it is 01 Mar 2021, but with the stupid US date format still being used, the title could easily be misinterpreted.

Punctuation helps me

01.03.2021 EU format 2021-03-01 ISO format 03/01/2021 Who cares format

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery

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Re^3: rt.cpan to close, 01/03/2021
by Tux (Canon) on Dec 24, 2020 at 14:28 UTC

    I agree with the last two, but to me the first is confusing already, as Europe uses different puntuation everywhere :(

    The dotted DD.MM.YYYY seems to be popular in older EU documents and Post-Soviet states.

    In The Netherlands we use DD-MM-YYYY.

    I think that we are blessed anyway, as Ireland is a lost cause: "In Ireland, the date is written in the order "day month year", with the separator as a stroke, dot, hyphen, or just left blank. The year may be written with four digits or just the final two, sometimes with an apostrophe to mark the omitted first two digits."

    Conclusion: Disambiguate and use ISO! (but whatever you use, never use / and/or D in the middle.)

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
      > In The Netherlands we use DD-MM-YYYY.

      That's surprising me, from my experience if something is alike in France and Germany, it spread to the whole EU°. (the often cited "common European house" is basically Frankish Empire++, at least the Catholic/Protestant parts of Europe)

      Anyway, we should agree on ISO here YYYY-MM-DD, it's already (semi-)official in many countries.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      °) NB: Brexit EU

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