--- xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0045.html 2005/12/13 22:43:20 1.1 +++ xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0045.html 2006/10/10 20:25:14 1.2 @@ -8,9 +8,252 @@ --> - + GLEP 45 -- GLEP date format - + -
- +
@@ -37,13 +279,13 @@ - + - + @@ -52,8 +294,8 @@
Author:Henrik Brix Andersen <brix at gentoo.org>
Last-Modified:2005/12/13 22:42:27
Last-Modified:2005/12/13 22:42:27
Status:Draft
Type:Standards Track
Content-Type:text/x-rst
Content-Type:text/x-rst
Created:13-Dec-2005

-
-

Contents

+
+

Contents

-
-

Abstract

+
+

Abstract

This GLEP proposes using an ISO-8601 compliant date format in GLEPs.

-
-

Motivation

-

The current date format used in GLEPs is dd-mmm-yyyy +

+

Motivation

+

The current date format used in GLEPs is dd-mmm-yyyy (e.g. 14-Aug-2001). This format is not internationalized and not easily machine parseable.

This GLEP proposes switching to using an ISO-8601 compliant date -format yyyy-mm-dd (e.g. 2001-08-14). This format is international +format yyyy-mm-dd (e.g. 2001-08-14). This format is international and easily machine parseable.

-
-

Specification

+
+

Specification

An overview of the ISO-8601 specification is available online -[1]. Note that only the yyyy-mm-dd subset of the ISO-8601 +[1]. Note that only the yyyy-mm-dd subset of the ISO-8601 specification should be used in GLEPs.

The date(1) utility supports ISO-8601, making it easy for GLEP authors to get the format right.

-
-

Backwards Compatibility

+
+

Backwards Compatibility

GLEP 1 should be updated to reflect this new date format, and all dates in existing GLEPs should be changed to be ISO-8601 compliant.

-
-

References

- +
[1]Numeric representation of Dates and Time, @@ -99,17 +341,18 @@
- - +