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Re: To Require yelp or not to require yelp



On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 03:41:17PM -0400, Dimi Paun wrote:
> > it doesn't use the god aweful European standard of DD/MM/YY and uses
> > the much more reasonable US standard of MM/DD/YY."spaleta
> 
> Wow, just curious why would MM/DD/YY be "reasonable"?!?
> It's completely non-uniform, I guess the only thing going
> for it is the fact that it makes some sense in accounting,
> but that is rather obscure reason to prefer it... :)

Accounting people, and indeed anyone working with data sets normally prefer
YYYY-MM-DD so it sorts nicely and is unambiguous. For any kind of international
consumption where the date isn't in a form processed by the local locale setting
YYYY-MM-DD is also probably the safest.

Alan


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