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SubjectRe: Wireless Extension update
On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> Roeland Th. Jansen wrote:
>
> > On Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 05:07:53PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >
> > > YYYY-MM-DD is also unambiguous, and has the nice properties of being
> > > (a) sortable and (b) language-independent.
> >
> > it only is unambiguous if you happen to know the format beforehand.
>
> It is, but unlike all other numeric formats there is no conflicting format
> in use.

Plus, the most significant part is to the left, as in "42", "3.1415",
"17:23", "1.1.1.2", etc. This does not only makes it sortable, but also
consistant and logical. Why should dates be the only exception? The
problem with three letter month abbreviations is that they are language
dependant, and a bit hard to sort chronologically.

[Insert your favourite Mr. Spock quote about logic here!]

/Tobias - towards world domination or sleep - still undecided

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