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Re: ITP: liblocale-us-perl -- Module for United States state identification

On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 04:26:55AM +0000, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 11/17/07 20:33, Roberto C. S�hez wrote:
> >>
> > That got me thinking.  I figure that since MI -> Michigan, it meant that
> > MI was the first state to start with those letters.  Logically, I would
> > think, always use the first two letters, unless another state already
> > had them.  Arbitrate in order granting of statehood.  But both
> > Mississippi (MS) and Missouri (MO) were states before Michigan (MI).
> The USPS doesn't care about entry into the union.  It cares about
> collating and routing.
> In alphabetical order:
> Michigan     MI  first 2 letters of name
> Minnesota    MN  first two non-MI letters of name
> Mississippi  MS  first two non-MI letters of name
> Missouri     MO  first two non-MS letters of name
Interesting.  I had not considered that.


Roberto C. Sánchez

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