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Date: 2001-03-22 10:17:42

--- In boost_at_y..., "George A. Heintzelman" <georgeh_at_a...> wrote:
> <sniped interesting things about Date classes>
Please, whoever thinks about writing a Date in string format
there is A STANDARD format, ISO 8601, for doing this.
If only people cared to look at it ( http://www.go ),
I would not end up coding a new input format for each and every new
data file :-(((
It should really be the default (I'm tempted to say the only!) way
of writing your dates in string format.
Stop the madness, refuse the american (is it really american? )
middle-endian format :-)
I know someone who missed a flight because the date was written
mm/dd/yy !
How are we suppose to sort thoses !

Sorry for the rant, but I HATE parsing the n+1th date format someone
thought up as a way to express his creativity.
BTW, I'm all for the approach described, maybe we should study
carefully java classes to learn from their mistakes.


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