[uf-discuss] human readable date parsing

Tim Parkin tim at pollenation.net
Wed May 2 13:20:17 PDT 2007

With all of the discussion about iso dates being unreadable and that an
iso date isn't necessarily required when someone enters a date (i.e.
saying 24th June doesn't translate into a single date, neither does
'thursday'). Shouldn't the focus be on trying to standardise date
formats rather than trying to hide the iso date? If we can get a parser
to recognise 'human readable' dates (which *is* possible, if not totally
easy, http://labix.org/python-dateutil for a python version).

Just a thought...


Tim Parkin, Pollenation Internet Ltd, Leeds, UK

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