Re: [hypermail] hypermail should use the standard date format by default

From: Eduardo Pérez Ureta <>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 18:45:18 +0000
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On 2001-03-19 21:11:51 -0800, Peter C. McCluskey wrote:
> >ISO 8601 NOW!
> >
> >hypermail should use the standard date format
> >and refer time to UTC by default
> I agree that it should be easy to get the standard date format without
> to figure out a strftime string to pass to the dateformat option, and
> that it should be possible to use UTC.
> I am reluctant to make them the default. People should be able to
> upgrade to new versions without having unwanted changes in behavior
> unless there is a compelling reason for making the new behavior the
> default.
> Unless I hear strong arguments to the contrary, I will plan to
> add these new features under new options (named isodate and gmt?).

OK, let the current users that update to a newer version of hypermail use the old American date format, and let the new users start with ISO 8601 by default.

It's that a good idea ?

                Eduardo Pérez Ureta
Received on Fri 23 Mar 2001 12:36:38 AM GMT

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