ISO 8601: Keeping Track of Your Dates

Over the last couple of years, I’ve tended to include a timstamp in filenames in a specific format: like 2008-04-27. This makes files show up in the correct order when sorted alphabetically, unlike the more easily readable 27-Apr-2008 (where, for example, Jan appears after Feb).

Only very recently did I discover that the format of my choice was actually an ISO standard!

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