[lug] MEAS Data file format
braup at kryos.colorado.edu
Wed Aug 16 15:41:24 MDT 2000
I see what you're saying now. Sorry to beat a dead horse.
Of course, the point of using an all-numeric form in the ISO format was (I
assume) to avoid human language difference issues. So I suppose one could
decided to use only English and avoid the numeric ambiguity. Is that what
you were advocating?
In the technical context of exchange of physical measurements, I still
think the slight ambiguity of the ISO-8601 format is acceptable. After
all, some human being -- maybe even a native English speaker -- will
confuse "June" and "July" as well.
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