Subject: Re: strftime %X control: how?
To: NetBSD User-Level Technical Discussion List <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/07/2007 13:04:59
>> [...] for something like atq which is primarily intended for human
>> consumption, letting humans configure it is Good.
> I'm not sure that localization should apply to timestamps and date
> formats

I strongly believe that some kind of customization should.

> The apparent goal of ISO-8601 was to define an international standard
> way that dates and times could be presented without having to resort
> to silly local prejudices.

Silly local prejudices like what calendar to use?  ISO date/time
presentation assumes everyone uses the same calendar and time
structure, which qualifies as a silly prejudice to me (and is one of
the few things that bothers me about strftime).

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