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From: Victor A. Wagner, Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-05 14:18:57

Back in 1978 we (Computer Automation... now defunct) wrote an OS for our
the date was held as 14 digits in YYMMDDHHmmsshh and generally formatted
as YY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss.hh
Nobody, and I mean _nobody_ ever questioned what that meant. we offered no
explanation, we just output the date in that form. The company sold world
wide and there were machines in Asia, US, and Europe/UK.
I've been puzzled ever since as to why it didn't get universally adopted
since it's never mis-interpreted.
And it certainly got around the silly DMY or MDY quibbles.

At Friday 2003-09-05 11:39, you wrote:
>On Fri, 2003-09-05 at 17:34, Joel de Guzman wrote:
> > In my ET implementation (no it's not part of date_time yet, AFAIK),
> > I allow: Y/M/D and M/D/Y only.
> >
> > Pardon the confusion, 1/Jan/1970 is indeed an illegal date (asserts)
>So you are allowing US date format M/D/Y but not European date format
>D/M/Y. Thats a little US centric, is it not?
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Victor A. Wagner Jr.
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