[Bitcoin-development] Finite monetary supply for Bitcoin
bitcoin-devel at jerviss.org
Fri Apr 4 03:41:36 UTC 2014
Matt Whitlock wrote:
> The creation date in your BIP header has the wrong format. It should be 01-04-2014, per BIP 1.
At first, I thought this was a second April Fool's joke, but then I
looked and saw that all of the BIPs really do use this format. As far
as I can tell, we are using this insane format because RFC 822 predates
ISO 8601 by half a decade.
Since we don't have half a gajillion mail servers to patch, we could, if
we desired, adopt a sensible date format here. The cost to the
community would be minimal, with probably not more than a half dozen
people needing to update scripts. It could even be as simple as one guy
running sed s/parseabomination/parsedate/g
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