proposed tz changes for Paraguay, Brazil, Wayne County, etc.

Garrett Wollman wollman at
Thu Oct 5 15:10:04 UTC 2000

<<On Thu, 5 Oct 2000 18:47:32 +1100, Alex LIVINGSTON <alex at> said:

> If hyphens are used to separate the numbers, the assumption is (I 
> hope) that ISO-8601-style decreasing-magnitude notation is being 
> used.

No, no such assumption can be made.  Using hyphens to separate
elements in a date was well-established practice in the United States
before there ever was an ISO.  The only time you can assume that a
date is written in ISO 8601 format is when the full yyyy-mm-dd form is


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