support for using yyyy-mm-dd (2008-01-31) date format in Wiki and elsewhere

Jeremiah Flerchinger jeremiah.flerchinger at
Tue Feb 5 01:27:31 CET 2008

I myself am used to using dates like 04 Feb 2008.  How about just 
inverting this order so it matches what you want, but the abbreviation 
of the month is used?  Then nobody would get confused on what is the day 
& what is the month.

Joachim Steiger wrote:
> Ian Darwin wrote:
>> No, they cannot. That is always, always year-month-day. It is an ISO
>> standard, is used in many countries (see the Wikipedia link in the OP),
>> and has been standard that way (maybe not de jure, but widely used) for
>> at least thirty years. The other is very commonly used both ways, split
>> between the US and other parts of the world.
> i fully agree.
> lets use yyyy-mm-dd
> its totally clear to use it since it gives the slowest changing number
> first and the fastest changing last (especially when adding a time (in
> UTC of course ;) ) AND it also gets sorted correctly by machines.
> ps:
> please do not get me started about how chinese do count years (its '97
> now, you know?) or how germans do it ('/' instead of '-' and starting
> from the other end) ;)
> kind regards
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