At 2000-08-15 10:18 +0200, "Frank Tegtmeyer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>The current format is Hotfix_08_09_2000, my proposed format is
>  Hotfix_2000-08-09.
>This is the ISO 8601 format (abbreviated form).
>First of all Zope is a product of a north american company but is used
>worldwide. Not all countries use the american form of dates, so it would
>be nice to have a standardized one (in my opinion this applies also to the
>standard date functions in Zope).
>The reasons for establishing ISO 8601 apply here as well:
>- ordering of month and day are different in Europe and America,
>   this leads to difficulties interpreting date values
>- ISO dates are sortable by string functions
>- ISO dates are easy to parse by humans AND programs

I agree. If everyone standardised on ISO 8601 in written date and time 
formats, the world would be a saner place. Writing MM-DD-YY(YY) is just 
silly in my opinion, no matter how you like to say it out loud. It may have 
been acceptable in times past (like when the Internet was not nearly 
globally ubiquitous), but these days it's just an anachronism (as is 
DD-MM-YY, because it is easily mistaken for MM-DD-YY). Likewise for 12 hour 
time. There's only one 14:00 in the day, and that's the way I like it! ;-)

David Trudgett

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