dates and their representation

sen_ml at sen_ml at
Fri Sep 25 19:00:56 CEST 1998

At around Fri, 25 Sep 1998 10:36:53 +0200,
 Werner Koch <wk at> may have mentioned:

> 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.

it didn't take me long to get used to it -- i write almost all of my
dates in that format now :-)

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