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Re: unexpected behaviour date (coreutils) 5.2.1

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: unexpected behaviour date (coreutils) 5.2.1
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 16:53:10 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Alex van den Bogaerdt <address@hidden> writes:

> Further experimenting shows the letter is considered to be
> a timezone or something alike. However, a properly formatted
> ISO8601 timestamp must have the "T" between date and time
> (AFAIK) so the current behaviour seems to be wrong.

What we have here is two competing standards, and one of them has to
give way.  Alas, the military-timezone standard is the one that GNU
"date" has supported for ages, so there is a backward-compatibility
issue.  It's on the list of things to do but it's not as trivial as
one might think.

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