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by Super User
on ‎04-05-2018 04:26 AM

It would indeed.  I don't believe any of the literals have been updated in years.

by Super User
on ‎04-05-2018 11:27 AM

I think that instead of


that a reference like

'2018-04-05'id  or '2018-04-04T08:34:25.678'idt  

to indicate that the user does indeed intend to use an ISO date literal might be a slightly better idea. Then the compiler actually has something to grab and use the correct algorithm.


Overloading a literal indicator sounds like a coding nightmare. And since we see enough examples of people attempting to misuse the current date, datetime and time literals I'm not sure that I want  spend more time explaining why date literals in all the other forms attempted aren't valid.

by Super User
on ‎04-05-2018 04:03 PM

Good and valid idea, @ballardw!

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