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

  • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, over 7 years ago

    Maybe this comment is a bit snarky, but I love it.

    It's absolutely mind-boggling when "design problems" get torn down in this way. Does the author suppose that anyone, ever, reads a date one number at a time with pauses to contemplate each entry? Date: 18/2/2016. 18!?! OF WHAT?? Oh, thank God, there's a 2 next... if only I knew what this 18 and this 2 meant, together? Simultaneously, these two numbers are completely arbitrary to me. Luckily, there is a slash between them; I know this may be a date but certainly not a time. If there is a year next, I'll be certain. There is another slash here... could it be? Ah, yes, a familiar 4 digit date code! Perfect. This is in fact a date. I wish this was somehow simpler.

    4 points
    • Chen YeChen Ye, over 7 years ago

      Remember that its not necessarily even about initial parsing. Comparing dates visually with month first is much faster, for ex

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