[nSLUG] ISO Date Standard (Was: "Year Pronunciation"

Joshua B. juggins at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 16:10:56 AST 2010


I haven't read the iso's, but I think it's perfectly fine to offer two digit
year input interfaces for certain contexts as long as the interface has a
built-in sunset - ie. in the event that someone tries to use in 90 years
from now, it will shut down and throw out informative error messages.



On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 4:03 PM, Richard Bonner <ak621 at chebucto.ns.ca> wrote:

>
> On Mon, 4 Jan 2010, Daniel MacKay wrote:
>
> >>   Or were you referring to the fact that I used spaces in the
> >> example? (I did that for clarity.)
> >
> > eheh well, if you're doing that for clarity, just write "ymd" :-)
>
> ***   That does not imply the number of digits, though. I consider
> 4-digit years to be important.
>
>
> > Generating an ISO timestamp in Unix: if your /bin/date doesn't have
> > a --iso-8601 option, you can do the same with:
> >
> > /bin/date  '+%FT%T'
>
> ***   Thanks for the tip, Dan.  (-:
>
>  Richard
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