From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-05 14:46:54
"Iain K. Hanson" <iain.hanson_at_[hidden]> writes:
> 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?
Yeah, it does to me too. The Euro format is a lot less ambiguous.
The problem is that if you allow 1970/Jan/1 and 1/Jan/1970 you have
an ambiguity problem which you can only sort out at runtime, and only
if the user isn't using years in the first century A.D.
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