dates and their representation

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Sep 25 11:36:53 CEST 1998

Michael Deindl <olmur at> writes:

> WK> This may get listed as -07-08 or -07-06 depending on the timezone.
> this is the reason why I usually write the month with its
> (abbreviated) name instead of its number: this avois the confusion if
> 01-07 is in the middle of winter or in the middle of summer (7th
> Januar and 1st July are quite distictive).

I was wrong:  There is no ambiguity when using "yyyy-mm-dd"  this
format is not good to read but very easy to understand my machines.


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