This is really off-topic, but it's one of my pet peeves. Sorry. Rob Browning: > 5) Debian should use either the big or little endian format and always > use four digits for the year. That way we won't have trouble when the > millenium hits, and you can always tell by looking if it's big or > little endian. I've had some experience with how people from all over the world write dates. I used to fix dates by hand for the LSM database (it's automatic now, and people who send them must check them). The only official LSM date format is ddMMMyy, where dd is two digits for day of month, MMM is first the letters of the English name of the month, and yy is the last two digits of the year (which lets us reach the 2090's). All other date formats seem to invite a large number of errors. For reasons unknown, people _will_ write dates in the form yyyy-dd-mm. Don't ask me why, but they do. Up to several percent of them. Having the month spelled out as text is the only way to make dates unambiguous. (I don't care if date formats are stupid or not, just whether they work.) -- Please read <http://www.iki.fi/liw/mail-to-lasu.html> before mailing me. Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list.
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