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Q. What's the most sensible way to display (or save) the date and time?
A lot of programs read and write files
that contain the date and time. I can not think of
a better way to represent the date than the standard way:
The link below describes the International Standard Organization's
(ISO 8601) standard.
My programs use this format wherever possible.
Another nice way is:
This isn't immediately sortable but it is readable but all English speakers.
There is no ambiguity on any fields. Of course, its no good for people
who don't read English.