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Date: 1998jan12 Keywords: sane, sanity Q. What's the most sensible way to display (or save) the date and time? A. A lot of programs read and write files that contain the date and time. I can not think of a better way to represent the date than the standard way:YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SSThe link below describes the International Standard Organization's (ISO 8601) standard. My programs use this format wherever possible. More info http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html --- Another nice way is:YYYYMMMDDeg:1998jan12This isn't immediately sortable but it is readable but all English speakers. There is no ambiguity on any fields. Of course, its no good for people who don't read English.
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