Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf
This not a case of what annoys me, rather one of what confuses me. In the Beta and RC releases of the OS (such as Windows 8 Developer Preview (W8DP), which I'm running now), there is an expiry date that gives the date when the evaluation period for the OS finishes. Currently for W8DP, this is 11/03/2012. Does this mean 11th March or 3rd November? It would be far less confusing if they chose the 13th as the earliest day of the month for this sort of thing.
I know what you mean, different disciplines have different conventions.
When I look at it I have to stop, and think, if the first set is >12, then that is days of month, and then it forces me to look at the middle set to run the same proof.
Microsoft does not help, there are seven different formats for the short date in Region and Language.cpl
The International Organization for Standardization | ISO 8601 standard
You are probably acutely aware that the preview ends March 11, 2012, but is that 11/03/2012 - 00:00:00:0001 or 11/03/2012 - 23:59:59.9999?