babe are you ISO 8601 because you're the definition of a good date
@tindall In the GUI it's a trade-off. Better short-term sorting, versus long-term sorting. Very useful for Downloads folder on computer and the like, where day and hour is more useful than month or year. For long-term archives I can see the appeal for focusing on year-to-year.
In the algorithm it's a non-issue since algorithms convert the date to a long type value of milliseconds anyways (if I recall correctly) 😎
@amici having the year first does not mean that older files within that year get moved up though. You get both
@tindall That's right, but people who read left-to-right would have to first read year, and then month, and then day, when only day, and possibly month, is relevant.
"Arabic, Hebrew, Pashto, Persian, Urdu, and Sindhi are the most widespread RTL writing systems in modern times."
"Right-to-left can also refer to: top-to-bottom, right-to-left (TB-RL or TBRL) scripts such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, though in modern times they are also commonly written left to right."
@amici Hmm, are arabic numerals also written RTL? Yesterday I had a case of RTL text but the numbers were displayed in LTR order
When format matters to computers is when you're putting a date in a filename (because the modtime may not reflect it correctly). So for example, if you have files like
that's when it's important to use YYYYMMDD
@wolf480pl @tindall With alphabetic sorting method that's correct, because of the ASCII values of the latin alphabet and the ciphers. Because of this you can use a single-step basic sorting algorithm in either ascending or descending order, whereas extracting time and date out of a filename, while not too complicated, is still a bit of a bother.