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From:Florian Rivoal <florian@...>
Date:Friday, December 13, 2002, 3:08
>> -----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. 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.
France uses DDMMYY or DDMMYYYY, and i think it is the same in germany, and italy (but i am not sure). China and japan use YYYYMMDD