[FRPythoneers] Re: [lug] MEAS Data file format

Wayde Allen wallen at boulder.nist.gov
Wed Aug 16 14:21:41 MDT 2000


On Wed, 16 Aug 2000, Bruce Raup wrote:

> David,
> 
> On Wed, 16 Aug 2000, David wrote:
> 
> > Wayde,
> > 
> 
> [deletia]
> 
> > * You might have problems with all-numeric dates if you try
> >   international data exchange.  Is the Fourth of July represented as
> >   4-7-yy or 7-4-yy?  I choose this particular date intentionally, if
> >   you do not get it read the sentence very carefully.  New Year's day
> >   is easy because it is the same in each system - or is that a
> >   trip-wire?
> 
> Again, see http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html.  It is an
> *international* standard, used, for example, in many database programs
> (e.g. MySQL), programs like RCS, etc.  The standard format is YYYY-MM-DD.  
> Not ambiguous.  Easily machine sortable.

Yes, Yes I agree.  We covered this one already.

- Wayde
  (wallen at boulder.nist.gov)





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