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Re: Re: date format

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  • Subject: [mg80857] Re: [mg80826] Re: date format
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 03:47:52 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <f015bp$9sk$1@smc.vnet.net> <f04o2k$8tv$1@smc.vnet.net> <200709031014.GAA09547@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

For the same reasons that in the U.S. we still use miles and ounces, etc.?

rob wrote:
> It appears that the natural output of Date[] has
> year, month, day, etc which puts the least significant value 
> on the right, just like most other numbering systems. I've 
> always wondered why most people don't use this simple 
> convention for dates.  
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