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Re: [patch] 21.1 CVS ls-lisp.el -- Correct dired listing in w2k


From: Jari Aalto+mail.emacs
Subject: Re: [patch] 21.1 CVS ls-lisp.el -- Correct dired listing in w2k
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 23:45:12 +0200
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* Sat 2002-01-05 address@hidden (Jason Rumney) gnu.emacs.bug
* <http://search.dejanews.com/address@hidden&format=threaded>
| address@hidden (Jari Aalto+mail.emacs) writes:
>
>>     Here is patch to correct the dired time listing in w2k,
>>     as recently discussed with the strftime problem.
>
| Unfortunately, while your patch may seem to DTRT for most European
| languages, IIRC we discussed truncating the names before and decided
| against it, since it may lead to ambiguous abbreviations in some
| languages, and isn't sufficient to fix the problem at least with
| Japanese (where even the full month names are only 2 characters for
| January to September, and the double-width characters add further
| complication).
>
>>     Btw, the YYYY-MM-DD display is good one in the latest CVS version.
>>     I would even suggest to make it default in next Emacs...
>
| I think that was introduced after our last discussion of this topic.
| Maybe it would be better to detect when the month names are not being
| formatted to consistent widths, and default to YYYY-MM-DD in those
| cases.

Wouldn't you think that setting YYYY-MM-DD as default would in the long
therm be "more in the spirit of ISO"?

Please consider setting it as default, because I think it would solve
lot of issues and introduce people to use ISO dates.

Jari.



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