Casey Bralla on 5 Apr 2008 13:52:23 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] userID format (was Suggested reading)

On Saturday 05 April 2008 3:38:09 pm JP Vossen wrote:

> I have a similar pet-peeve for dates.  Dates should be in ISO-8601
> format: CCYY-MM-DD_THH:MM:SS_TZ or similar.  This avoids the US MM/DD
> vs. EU DD/MM confusion, and more importantly, CCYY-MM-DD *sorts*
> correctly.  Try sorting dates like 040507, 04-05-07 or even worse
> 4-5-07.  GAAAAAA!!!  `date '+%Y%m%d'` is your friend!

I agree on this one.  I also always save multiple copies of my "working files" 
(spreadsheets and the like) with and suffix of the current date.


Casey Bralla
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