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over 7 years ago from Joel Califa, Senior Product Designer at GitHub

  • Calum SmithCalum Smith, over 7 years ago

    I’ve been on a low-key crusade for YYYY-MM-DD ever since XKCD pointed it out way back when. IMO, any given format would be pretty much fine if we would just settle on one, so go with the official standard. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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    • Dan SherrattDan Sherratt, over 7 years ago

      official standard in which country?

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      • Jorge MartinsJorge Martins, over 7 years ago

        I think Calum meant "international standard" as it is from ISO (International Organization for Standardization).

        International standards are available for consideration and use worldwide

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        • Dan SherrattDan Sherratt, over 7 years ago

          Ah ok, I have literally never seen the ISO of date notation before.

          Live in the UK, I don't have strong opinion on it, but logically if someone asks the date, I'd say..

          "The 6th" (presuming they knew which month we were in) "of what?" "January" (presuming they knew which year we were in) "but which year?" "2016"

          06/01/2016 or 6th January, 2016

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