Date formats around the world
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Sat Nov 28 19:29:01 CST 2009
more than the milliseconds?
2009/11/28 Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
> 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.
> Richard Gaskin
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