Randolf Richardson wrote:
> > ISO 8601 gives more specific names.
> > ISO 8601 Basic Format: P2Y10M15DT10H20M30S
> > ISO 8601 Alternative Format: P00021015T102030
> > ISO 8601 Extended Format: P0002-10-15T10:20:30
> > In a way, the Extended Format is kinda nice, since it’s
> > almost human readable.
> > I could put in both the basic and extended ones, and
> > call the dateformats “iso8601basic” and “iso8601extended”.
> > The negative is that to do “iso8601basic” right, I’d also
> > have to tweak the “date” and “time” parts of the code too.
> Perhaps all three formats should be supported, and if the following
> names were all valid things could be simplified further too:
> The reason for allowing shorter names is to simplify database
> management for anyone who may need to store the format name in a column for
> some reason (I can't think of one now, but I get a feeling that someone
> will want to do this type of thing in the future).
> For that matter, the first letter could be used instead of the first
> three for the short versions. Any thoughts on this?
Just go with the full spellings.
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