Subject: Re: Genera Y2K patch (long msg)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/05/22
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Scott L. Burson
| BTW you should also be aware of TIME:*DATE-PRINTING-FORMAT*, which can
| be one of the symbols :MM/DD/YY, :MM/DD/YYYY, :DD-MMM-YY, :DD-MMM-YYYY,
| or :ISO (the latter behaves as YYYY-MM-DD; I don't know which ISO
| standard this is or why Symbolics didn't just write it that way).

  FWIW, ISO 8601:1988 Data Elements and Interchange Formats -- Information
  Interchange -- Representation of Dates and Times (+ Technical Corrigendum
  1:1991) is the latest incarnation of the "ISO date and time format"
  standard, but ISO 8601 was itself a "consolidated standard" from several
  older standards that dealt with dates, times, weeks, etc, separately
  because they came from different sponsoring organizations.

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