Reply to post: Re: Pi day

That's Numberwang! Google Cloud staffer breaks record for most accurate Pi calculation


Re: Pi day

Some of us like the nice ISO date format... yyyy-MM-dd; it has the advantages of both sorting lexically and being unambiguous to people used to either MM/dd/yy or dd/MM/yy. After dealing with Hilarious Misunderstandings thanks to left/rightpondian misinterpretations I put on my benevolent dictator hat and got all us techies to standardise on ISO format instead on pain of death (or at least making the tea for a week).

As a bonus for those of us who prefer it and use linux, ls has inbuilt support for using it via the --time-style=long-iso option, add it to your alias file today!

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019