• Subject: RE: Y2K heads up - is this trouble???
  • From: "Ray, Adam" <aray@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 11:39:09 -0600

02/Mar/01 is also confusing. Is it March 2, 2001, or is it March 1, 2002?

Different countries have different standard date formats. Even different
companies in the same country use different standards. It is the programmers
responsibility to know what format the date is in and to program

        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Larry Bolhuis [SMTP:lbolhuis@arbsol.com]
        Sent:   Monday, December 04, 2000 11:02 AM
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        Subject:        Re: Y2K heads up - is this trouble???

        My favorite format for at LEAST 10 years has been 02/Mar/01. No
        ambiguity. A pain to enter perhaps, but that's not my job! I think
        mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy ambiguity will not be a disaster but is
guarenteed to
        create some problems here and there.

         - Larry

        > What is 03/02/01?  March 2nd, 2001?   Or February 1st, 2003???
        > What is 01/02/01?  January 2, 2001?    Or February 1st, 2001???

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