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NuflowX
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Seriously, why? WHHHYYYY?

US-date-format sucks, every FUCKING TIME!

The only time I really notice is when the "month" is larger than 12:

05/13/2017
"5th of Dec... oh. Fuck. Not this shit again..."

(It makes no sense. Absolutely none.)

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  • 225
    You shouldn't expect sanity from a country which measures distances in body parts.
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  • 28
    Whole US doesn't make sense....
  • 2
    Hehe I feel you ;)
  • 9
    Because they say 'December 5th' unlike the English 5th of December. I shall. Ever fully understand.
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  • 7
    @rusty-hacker it's the media twisting what I say!!!
  • 11
    The only place where I found it useful is a list of files with date as name and you sort it alphabetically, in this way they will be also sorted by date. But in other cases it has no sense.
  • 20
    I find it weird that people keep posting rants about stupid things like this and metric vs. imperial measurement systems.

    In all seriousness, if this is the only thing you have to complain about dev related, what exactly do you do all day? I wish I had your problems.
  • 11
    @JS96 in that case using YYYYMMDD would be better/more usefull than using MMDDYYYY
  • 54
    For 7 years of my life I believed that the 9/11 tragedy happened in November and not in September.
  • 5
    BAE is YYYY.MM.DD.hh.ss.ms
  • 5
    We should build a wall around the time 😂
  • 8
    Because it's written the way we speak.
    We say may 13th 2017. So it works.
  • 2
    Yeah, just do everything in ISO, it's a million times easier. Large to small, stop where you want to get the granularity you need.

    The real fun starts when you meet timezone issues ;)
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  • 0
    @ItsNotMyFault IIRC, Parts of Europe still uses Imperial. We learn metric too, but the costs of switching everything to it is "yuuuge" and it's easier for construction
  • 1
    @stisch you missed "i" for minute.
  • 10
    @capnsoup have you ever had to parse dates from string where the input was done manually you would understand :(

    Did a small app for a customer som 18 years ago for handling goods transport.

    One office here and one in hong kong.

    They listed the batch number, transport company, sent date and eta date and then the local office would know when to start asking where the stuff was.

    Turns out the hong kong office regularly used 3-4 different date formats of which two was indistinguishable day/month/year vs month/day/year.

    Thats when I built the first javascript datepicker (long before jquery).
  • 4
    ISO 8601 for the win.
  • 1
    @GriffinSauce I feel your pain. Sometimes when I'm really tired and looking at log files on a server in a different time zone it gets so frustrating because you are looking for something that happened at 6 pm your time and no trace of it on the log. Because in the log it happened at 3 pm
  • 1
    @soolkiki but I don't talk to anyone when I code.. let alone my computer.
  • 0
    @deMark hello exception, meet catch named SocialSpeechPatterns. :p
  • 0
    Use Julian datetime
  • 1
    @coffeeismyblood I just learned that from you comment 😅
  • 3
    It's fine to have opinions but a bashing the USA fest isn't very nice. Little things like this may annoy you but to those of us from the US it's common and preferred. Differences are what makes cultures unique and interesting. What's "normal" to you isn't "normal" to everyone.
  • 2
    @CodingPrincess yeah, differences are fine, but can be frustrating from time to time.

    And just if you're interested, here's how it is across the globe:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • 3
    @NuflowX I understand. As developers we all know what it's like to have preferences and know how much it can slow you down when you can't do things the way you're used to. It wasn't your initial comment that was uncalled for, it was more other people's responses that were unnecessarily bashing on the US.
  • 0
    @Voxera Sounds like your problem is that HTML and browsers don't expose a regionalized date picker widget you can use and has nothing to do with the date format itself.

    Edit: and by the way I can totally relate to what you're saying. You were hired to make something work and you forced it to work through blood sweat and tears. I respect that.

    But let's put the blame where it should be. The browsers have access to all the information needed to make this task easy, but instead it's yet another thing they handed off to the JS web devs to figure out.
  • 1
    As a american, it doesn't make anymore sense to me than you.
  • 0
    Bro, have you ever tried to handle any date as LONG value? That is universal and not format depending.
  • 0
    #CalendarDateFormatsOfTheWorldUNITE!

    If it is not visual, will it ever be seen !?!

    2019-006-02

    02.006.2019

    006/02/2019

    https://twitter.com/1World1Date1Day...

    ~

    yyyy-0MM-dd

    dd.0MM.yyyy

    0MM/dd/yyyy
  • 0
    It all went downhill when we started using numbers instead of letters for months.

    Reminds me of symbols for today's button.

    What does a squiggly L with a P next to it mean again ?

    I really miss simple switches like:

    ON

    OFF

    Apple products are particularly annoying in the way they like to hide even where there is a switch so it looks like part of the case !

    If you want to operate the device, it is like being in an ancient tomb with a hidden door someplace so you go around pressing random bits to see what happens..
  • 0
    @Wallpaper The fact that parts of europe is retarded as well isn't a good excuse (most of the retatdation in the world can be traced back to the UK afterall)
  • 0
    @ItsNotMyFault we shouldn't expect sanity from a country whose initials confuses 'us'
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