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Re: date format

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: date format
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 22:10:05 -0800
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Jason Stover <address@hidden> writes:

> I was surprised to find that there is no date format of the form
> yyyymmdd. The closest forms are yyyy/mm/dd or yyyyddd. 
> How hard is it to add such a format? Could it go on the wishlist?

It is easy to add a date format.  Probably, it would take only a
few minutes and a few lines of code.

The trouble starts when you want to save a .sav file with the
format.  There would be no way to do so and remain compatible
with other software that does not understand our extension.  This
is why I have resisted adding similar extensions in the past.
(If we can come up with a good solution, then that is my only
real objection, I think.)
Ben Pfaff

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