On 2018-04-13, David Rock <da...@graniteweb.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 13, 2018, at 09:24, Neil Cerutti <ne...@norwich.edu> wrote:
>> On 2018-04-12, Scharrer, Brianna <bschar...@luc.edu> wrote:
>>> Applications of basic language syntax
>>> Date/time string parsing
>>> Time stamps on data are often recorded in the standard ISO date
>>> and time format as shown below
>>> 1999-02-14T21:02:37 ----> 9:02pm on February 14, 1999
>>> Write code that when given a datetime string and outputs a
>>> human readable version exactly in the format specified below.
>> I disagree that the first version isn't human readable. It is
>> both human readable and stores the date/time in lexicographic
>> order, which is extremly useful for both humans and machines.
> Don???t nitpick the definition of ???human readable;??? it
> isn???t relevant to the assignment and just serves to confuse
> the student.  Using the phrase ???human readable??? is just a
> poor choice for describing the assignment parameters: changing
> from one format to another (ISO -> ???standard English??? (for
> lack of a better description of the target format).  That???s
> the only thing that matters in this context.

It is relevant to the assignment if the student hadn't noticed
that the date was human readable. I was hoping to correct this
possible misapprehension resulting from the poor assignment

Neil Cerutti

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