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Re: Bug#798714: debian-policy: Please explicitly recommend punctuation between the year, month and day components of date based version numbers

On Sun, 4 Oct 2015 13:50:49 +0200, Jakub wrote in message 
<[🔎] 20151004115049.GA6901@jwilk.net>:

> * Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no>, 2015-10-03, 20:19:
> >>>. as a date separator is awful.
> >>riiight, don't ever learn Norwegian.  ;o)
> >Norwegian doesn't use «.» as a date separator, we use - (as in, 
> >2015-10-03).

..ååå?  (="awww?"='oh yeah?')  ;o)

..I receive bills going "01.10.2015", "27/08/15" ...

> Arnt is obviously confusing Norwegian with Polish, where you write 

...and I've seen “3.10.2015” and “3/X/2015” too, all in Norwegian ...

> >If you're more of a traditionalist, you'd probably write «3. oktober 
> >2015», where the «.» isn't a separator, it's punctuation to convert
> >the 3 into an ordinal number.

...so make up your own minds. ;o)

..me, I grew up "22/9-2015"-style. ;oD

> Trailing “.” works cardinal-to-ordinal converter in Polish too.
> However, most of the time use of the suffix is optional, and in fact
> you should not use it in dates when you spell out the month: “3
> października 2015” (even though 3 is ordinal here).

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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