[CONLANG] YYMMDD (was: Re: Láadan)
|From:||Davis, Iain E. <feaelin@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 12, 2002, 16:42|
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe [mailto:joe@WANTAGE.COM]
> Myself, I thing MMDDYY is the least logical(and the reverse,
You have no idea how insane that drives me. I'm in the US...I'm burdened with that every day. :)
> if that exists). DDMMYY and YYMMDD are both quite sensible.
I prefer YYMMDD or, actually YYYYMMDD. Primarily because it sorts correctly if
in a field treated as a plain number. Also...it matches the number system I'm
used to: bigger units on the left. :)
For clarity, since I'm in the U.S., I use YYYY-MMM-DD: 2002-Dec-12, so that they
don't confuse 2002-3-4 as being April 3, instead of March 4. :)
I was under the impression that many countries (I thought U.S. was the annoying
exception) use either YYMMDD or DDMMYY.