ISO 8601: the better date format ↦
It’s time for Americans to abandon
mm/dd/yyyy and for Europeans to abandon
dd.mm.yyyy and for everyone to adopt the truly better format:
Yup, that’s about it. You write the year, the month, the day, and then the time exactly like it’s done in other date formats. There’s nothing extraordinary, so you can learn it in 2 minutes.
If you don’t think this format is better, open your mind and read the author’s case.
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Hungarians use this format.
yyyy-mm-dd is not human friendly because we’re most interested in the day of the month as we have context of the current date. Generally the year is not relevant, but using this format forces you to always quote the year.