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Re: ChangeLog formats

From: Jason Stover
Subject: Re: ChangeLog formats
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 08:10:26 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/

On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:34:44AM +0800, John Darrington wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 10:17:16PM -0400, Jason Stover wrote:
>      I've been adding ChangeLog entries with (add-change-log-entry)
>      in emacs. I noticed that my version of emacs (a development
>      checkout from a couple of months ago) has this format:
>        2006-04-04  Jason Stover  <address@hidden>
>      whereas John and Ben's have this format:
>       Mon Mar 27 16:00:42 2006  Ben Pfaff  <address@hidden>
>      I noticed that my version of emacs has a function (change-log-redate),
>      which will change the latter format above (which it calls the 'old-style
>      date entries') into the first format. 
>      I prefer one format over the other, but I would like to use the
>      'right' one. So which is 'right'? And if it the 'old-style' is right,
>      how can I get emacs to use it instead of the newer format?

I meant to say that I do not prefer one format over the other.

> In general, I don't like dates written all as numbers, in text
> documents.  I never know whether 2006-04-03 means April 03, or 
> March 04. 

I thought only in the U.S. did anyone use <year>-<day>-<month> or
<month>-<day>-<year>. I thought everyone else used <year>-<month>-<day>.


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