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Re: Debian was hacked: The Canterbury Distribution (howto write the date)

On 3 April 2011 19:06, Scott Ferguson <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> wrote:
On 03/04/11 16:54, Lisi wrote:
> On Sunday 03 April 2011 01:20:10 Scott Ferguson wrote:
>> I suspect Liam's response was made in jest :-)
> I'm sure it was - and a successful jest.  But mine was not.  In that case,
> context made the date's form redundant, but it _is_ a problem.  Not  major
> one, a very minor one.  But a problem - and one with a very easy solution.  I
> prefer the 11-04-01 (or 2011-04-01)

Either of those options works for me.

> solution to the one I myself offered,
> because month names in a foreign language (and for many here English is a
> foreign language), whilst certainly unambiguous, may be confusing.
The logical progression, in the English language and not the American dialect, is 'day' of the 'month' of the specified 'year'. dd/mm/yy.
This is obvious.
Anything else is the calender equivalent of top-posting.

Thanking you, for your time and attention to this matter.

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, 
by the wise as false,
and by the rulers as useful.

— Lucius Annæus Seneca.

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