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SubjectRe: Wireless Extension update
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Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.4.21.0110142252270.6433-100000@Consulate.UFP.CX>
By author: Riley Williams <rhw@MemAlpha.cx>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> DD.MM.YYYY (European)
> MM/DD/YYYY (American)
> YYYY-MM-DD (Japanese)
>
> ...with the punctuation character specifying the one in use. I note that
> the dates as originally quoted above are clearly consistant with this
> standard, so see no problem myself.
>
> Personally, I prefer to use the DD-MMM-YYYY format myself, where MMM in
> the three-letter English abbreviation for the month in question, and
> there is thus no room for misreading it as something else.
>

YYYY-MM-DD is also unambiguous, and has the nice properties of being
(a) sortable and (b) language-independent.

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