From: John Fuller (jfuller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-05 14:55:21
Well, a few years ago people would have liked an extra couple Y's on
On Friday, September 5, 2003, at 02:18 PM, Victor A. Wagner, Jr. wrote:
> Back in 1978 we (Computer Automation... now defunct) wrote an OS for
> our mini-computers.
> 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
> 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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