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From: Daniel Frey (daniel.frey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-05 11:49:50

fred_at_[hidden] wrote:
> There are a large number of date standards out there. The only
> international one that I'm aware of is ISO 8601. (There might be more.
> I'm not a date expert.) ISO 8601 has several advantages over most
> national "standards".

Indeed. IIRC ISO 8601:2000 is the current version.

> 1) It's difficult to confuse with conventional American and European
> date formats.

We could transfer it to the interface:


Of course users should be aware of the binding of operator-, which might
be a small problem, but IMHO it's better than 1/Jan/2003 or something
which looks very strange to me. With '-' almost anyone will be reminded
of the fact that this is not their local flavor of the date format.

Regards, Daniel

Daniel Frey
aixigo AG - financial training, research and technology
Schloß-Rahe-Straße 15, 52072 Aachen, Germany
fon: +49 (0)241 936737-42, fax: +49 (0)241 936737-99
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