Suggestion... date format (ISO8601:2000)

Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) garbage_collector@telia.com
Wed Sep 17 20:31:00 GMT 2003


I've found the following necessary. Opinions welcome IMO.

$ date +"%F %H:%M UTC%z"
2003-09-17 19:43 UTC+0200

May I suggest that this format - or something similar gets used for date and
time on the webpage and elsewhere, as the maintainer might find apropriate.

At least considering, not necessarily addopting fully, the information at
 http://www.iso.ch/iso/en/prods-services/popstds/datesandtime.html
would be nice. e.g.

"On the Internet, all kinds of notations are used, some language-dependent,
and are they all correctly understood on the other side of the globe? Not so
sure."

"The new format has already been adopted by many organizations worldwide.
And many more should do so – to make their own lives simpler. And everybody
else's. Why don't you?"

More of the same can be found at
 http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html
which is old - but correct as it seems.


/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE - 59°16.37'N, 17°12.60'E
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