Re: Recommendations for man pages in Debian (was: Debian Policy 18.104.22.168 released: localized manpages)
It's only unambiguous if you know the convention being adopted /is/
ISO-8601. In an ideal world, we could have a standardised date format
which the man program can transform into the date representation of
the user's locale thus satisfying all requirements.
Thats what ISO-8601 is. There is no other format that goes XXXX-YY-ZZ.
(and if someone invents one they deserve to be larted quickly and
XXXX - must be a year, as its four digits. YY-ZZ : Month, date, as no
starts with the year.
Unlike 03/04/2009 or even (shudder) 05/06/07 , you cannot confuse
year, month, date.
Thats the point.
Now ISO-8601 may be _unusual_, in that many people have not seen it
but thats true of _any_ replacement to the messy 03/04/05. But
Unambigous it isn't.
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