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From: Robert Roessler <roessler@r...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Time stamp module floating around?
Nicolas George wrote:
> Le duodi 2 pluviôse, an CCXV, skaller a écrit :
>> //Timestamp: 2007/1/12 18:36:37 UTC
> 
> I would strongly advise you tu use fixed-length fields with leading zeros:
> the big advantage of using the year-month-day order, instead of
> month-day-year or day-month-year, is that the lexical order of the string is
> the same as the chronological order of the date. Using variable-length
> fields breaks this. Furthermore, it makes it harder to parse the timestamp.
> 
> On the other hand, it is important not to forget "UTC".
> 
> While I am at it, I believe that yyyy-mm-dd is a more common format as
> yyyy/mm/dd.

Indeed... it is called ISO 8601. :)

Robert Roessler
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