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Re^3: rt.cpan to close, 01/03/2021

by Tux (Canon)
on Dec 24, 2020 at 14:28 UTC ( #11125720=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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

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Re^4: rt.cpan to close, 01/03/2021
by LanX (Cardinal) on Dec 24, 2020 at 15:25 UTC
    > 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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