(2003 to 2005)

OK, seriously, the month does NOT come first

Thu Feb 19 05:36:00 UTC+1100 2004


You know dates are the bane of a programmer. I mean think of all the Y2K FUD, that's nothing, dates have always sucked. The worst thing about dates is that the Americans think it's cool to put the month first.

Seriously, who had the brain explosion and thought, yeah, this'll be a good idea, lets make the date 4/5/2004. It can't have been the entire American population can it? Who is responsible! It is fkn stupid, and no argument in support of the idea has any merit whatsoever.

Normally, I wouldn't be so peeved. Usually I just say, “OK, my name's Paul and this's between y'all” if the Americans want to do stupid things, then fine, go right ahead, I mean you've stubbornly stuck with the imperial system, why not have a useless date format too? Right?

For me, ISO dates (yyyy-mm-dd) all the way, failing that then d/m/y. Why am I so upset? Because I have software that I installed the other day that only handles dates in the m/d/y format, and I can't do anything about it.



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