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Re: ChangeLog formats

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: ChangeLog formats
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 16:44:02 +0800
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On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 08:10:26AM -0400, Jason Stover wrote:
     > 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>.

In Australia and UK, <day>-<month>-<year> is the traditional way,
often omitting the century.  In technical circles sometimes the
ISO-8601 format: <year>-<month>-<day> is used.  I understand that in
Japan, the normal way is <month>-<year>-<day> or something.

So it all gets rather confusing unless you know to which convention the
author has been conditioned.


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