proposed changes to strftime.c
eggert at twinsun.com
Sun May 30 06:24:02 UTC 1993
Date: Sat, 29 May 93 19:46:18 EDT
From: ado at elsie.nci.nih.gov (Arthur David Olson)
> Use ISO standard date format for %x; this is more appropriate than the
> American date format, which confuses non-Americans. Especially for
> dates like 01/02/03; the ISO date 2003-01-02 is much clearer for
> everybody, and it sorts correctly too.
Does "ISO standard date format" hear mean that YYYY-MM-DD is what the ISO
version of the C language standard requires, or does it mean something else?
Sorry, I should have been more specific. YYYY-MM-DD is from an ISO standard
specifically for date formats. I've been told it's ISO 2014, and that it's
about 20 years old -- I don't have a copy of the standard myself, though.
The C Standard itself, of course, doesn't require any particular format here,
but I think the ISO format is a good choice.
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