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Re: rt.cpan to close, 01/03/2021

by Tux (Canon)
on Dec 23, 2020 at 09:41 UTC ( #11125665=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to rt.cpan to close, 01/03/2021

Please use ISO date format in tiles like this or actual month names. This is very confusing.

I know it is 01 Mar 2021, but with the stupid US date format still being used, the title could easily be misinterpreted.


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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Re^2: rt.cpan to close, 01/03/2021
by marto (Cardinal) on Dec 23, 2020 at 10:20 UTC

    It happens on 1614556800 :P

Re^2: rt.cpan to close, 01/03/2021
by LanX (Cardinal) on Dec 24, 2020 at 13:56 UTC
    > I know it is 01 Mar 2021, but with the stupid US date format still being used, the title could easily be misinterpreted.

    Punctuation helps me

    01.03.2021 EU format 2021-03-01 ISO format 03/01/2021 Who cares format

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      I agree with the last two, but to me the first is confusing already, as Europe uses different puntuation everywhere :(

      The dotted DD.MM.YYYY seems to be popular in older EU documents and Post-Soviet states.

      In The Netherlands we use DD-MM-YYYY.

      I think that we are blessed anyway, as Ireland is a lost cause: "In Ireland, the date is written in the order "day month year", with the separator as a stroke, dot, hyphen, or just left blank. The year may be written with four digits or just the final two, sometimes with an apostrophe to mark the omitted first two digits."

      Conclusion: Disambiguate and use ISO! (but whatever you use, never use / and/or D in the middle.)


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
        > In The Netherlands we use DD-MM-YYYY.

        That's surprising me, from my experience if something is alike in France and Germany, it spread to the whole EU°. (the often cited "common European house" is basically Frankish Empire++, at least the Catholic/Protestant parts of Europe)

        Anyway, we should agree on ISO here YYYY-MM-DD, it's already (semi-)official in many countries.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery

        °) NB: Brexit EU

Re^2: rt.cpan to close, 01/03/2021
by ikegami (Pope) on Dec 23, 2020 at 13:40 UTC

    but with the stupid US date format still being used, the title could easily be misinterpreted.

    It's not just the US.

    For all-numeric date formats,
    Countries representing 1,678 million people have YMD as their official format.
    Countries representing 0.55 million people have MDY as their official format.
    Countries representing 2,974 million people have one of the above as one of their official formats.
    Total: 4,652 million

    Conversely,

    For all-numeric date formats,
    Countries representing 2,871 million people only have DMY as their official format.

    So that makes the numbers in the OP potentially backwards for 62% of the world! And that includes for me Canada, which uses YMD.

    Source

      Countries representing 0.55 million people have MDY as their official format.

      There's a reason that >99.9% of the global population do something else. Putting the least significant of the three date parts in the middle is just being perverse.


      🦛

        99.9% is far off. Over half a billion people (8%) are associated with countries using D int he middle. You didn't account for countries using YDM, as well a counters using MDY plus another format. But this isn't about that. There was no middle. There was just two numbers.

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