svn commit: r193688 - head/share/timedef
Alexander at Leidinger.net
Mon Jun 8 10:55:33 UTC 2009
Quoting Edwin Groothuis <edwin at FreeBSD.org> (from Mon, 8 Jun 2009
05:33:09 +0000 (UTC)):
> Author: edwin
> Date: Mon Jun 8 05:33:08 2009
> New Revision: 193688
> URL: http://svn.freebsd.org/changeset/base/193688
> [patch] [locale] German locales use old %d.%m.%y date format
> instead of newer ISO date
> From the submitter:
> DIN 5008 (German norm for text processing) defines the old date
> format (%d.%m.%Y) to be obsolete and to be used only, if unambigous.
> In international communications the new format (%Y-%m-%d) is now
> required and FreeBSD should respect this.
What does this mean? Does 'date' with the de_DE locate print out Y-m-d
instead of d.m.Y now? This would look strange to me, as this is not
used in normal daily communications. The government sends letters with
dates in d.m.Y, newspapers have d.m.Y, and the daily news in the TV
also display d.m.Y.
The text above specifies that this seems to be intended for
international communications. When I set de_DE in my locale for my
user, this is not international communication, it's more like "I want
to see text/dates in my local language/conventions".
As the PR is from 2004, and we have 2009 now, I'm not sure if this
change is correct. I haven't read the corresponding standards/documents.
> PR: conf/72076
> Submitted by: Peter Wullinger <some-mail-drop at gmx.net>
> MFC after: 1 week
I think you should not MFC this so fast. It may be better to discuss
this with our German doc people (docs@ CCed), maybe this needs to be
"I don't care how many eyes a man has... as long as it's less than five."
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