Re: formatting of the Changelog subject line [Re: Dia ChangeLog report for Sat Jul 17 07:23:01 2004 (UTC)]
From: "James K. Lowden" <jklowden schemamania org>
To: discussions about usage and development of dia <dia-list gnome org>
Subject: Re: formatting of the Changelog subject line [Re: Dia ChangeLog report for Sat Jul 17 07:23:01 2004 (UTC)]
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 21:30:56 -0400
On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Alan Horkan <horkana maths tcd ie> wrote:
> If you prefer to use a more readable date string like '2004 Jul 17' that
> would be fine too.
Please, no! It's bad enough unixheads 35 years ago decided to tack on the
year after the time (mustn't disturb precedent), and that every country
has at least one way to format the date. Let's not invent something when
there's so much to choose from!
I think Principle of Least Astonishment augurs to leave things as they
are. It also has the advantage of putting the most interesting
information first, helpful if the whole Subject line can't be displayed.