[Talk-GB] [Fwd: Re: Speed limits]
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Fri Sep 21 13:51:16 BST 2007
On 21/09/2007, Jonathan Bennett <openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk> wrote:
> Dave Stubbs wrote
> > Leaving the units off is quite a bit like not bothering with the first
> > 2 digits of the year for whatever reason.
> It's more like not stating that the year is in the Gregorian calendar
> every time you write one. Yes, if someone comes along and uses a Julian
> year things are going to get confused, and people from cultures that use
> neither calendar need to do some conversion, but most of the time
> assuming a default works fine.
Or maybe it's more like always specifying your timezone? That's pretty
standard even if you're taking the add a Z approach.
I think that pretty much wraps up the lesson on why analogies usually
suck so much.
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