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How to write dates

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by k20, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    Am I just a retard, and dont know of another way to write dates, or were the forum rules updated on may 10th, 2023?
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    5/10/05 ???? I don't get what you mean
     
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    05/10/23.......10/23/05 I've seen it both ways before
     
  4. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    ahhhhhh, ok stupid moment over, I spent all day scraping double sided tape off marble floors, not thinking too clearly or probably woulda figured that one out.
     
  5. BranndonC

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    its a canada thing
     
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    y/m/d is used incase you had files stored and wanted them to sort by date automaticly.
     
  7. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I wouldn't say it's a Canada thing...I still write it month/day/year. :crazy:

    It's 12/27/05 today...:D

    Rene
     
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    I generally write dates like 27DEC05 :D

    Ira
     
  9. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    My company uses the format YY/MM/DD on all their paperwork. I've been writing it like that for 17 years.........
     
  10. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Many places other than the US use the Day-Month-Year thing, as it's smallest unit, middle, then largest. Which makes sense.

    Computer people do year-month-day as it sorts well, as someone pointed out.

    England is famous for the dd/mm/year thing, so that today would appear to be 27/12/2005. At least then we as idiot Americans can clue in to the reversal, but 05/10/2005 could be one of two dates.

    And yeah, some Canadians inherited that as part of the English heritage, but others are used to dealing with geocentric Americans.

    Tomorrow on Dremu's Babbling we'll talk about timezones ... when people at work ask me where I am, I answer "GMT-8", unless it's PDT ... aargh... don't get me STARTED about BST, which is BS...

    -- A
     
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    I write dates like this:

    12-27-2005
     
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    I think what he meant was that the thread for "Forum Rules" was lasted updated 05/10/23? Looks like a typo to me :dunno:
     
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    see! you read it the same way, can-can dating system 05/10/23 equates to 10/23/05. I was having issues seeing that earlier for some reason.
     
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    OOOOh! I get it now... :doah:

    Can can can't write right :p:
     
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    20051227 - File sorting way
     
  16. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm with RJ on this one...

    Except I use some periods for readability:

    2005.12.27


    Then I usually put two spaces and the filename after that. Makes it real easy to sort by "Filename" and still see the newest stuff first. Great for projects where the file undergoes massive amounts of revisions (like ExcelCAD) and I don't want to edit the wrong one accidentally.
     
  17. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    All the code I write for work I always use 28Dec2005 format, that way there is no mistaking it.
     

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