Date formats around the world
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Nov 28 19:25:35 CST 2009
stephen barncard wrote:
> 2009/11/28 Bill Vlahos <bvlahos at mac.com>
>> How do folks deal with storing dates when the formats around the
>> world vary so much?
> To ensure compatibility among platforms and countries;
> use the seconds as the stored time data, then convert on the fly at
> showtime. The dates and times should "just work" and formatted as
> they are set by the user.
I like using the seconds and did so for many year, but recently I've had
to deliver stuff for teams working across time zones, and I found that
because the internet time preserves the time zone determining which
time/date is earlier than another is more accurate when the data comes
from different time zones.
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