RE: System for naming graphics files

Subject: RE: System for naming graphics files
From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
To: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:51:59 -0600

Okay, I guess that's a relatively safe bet -- especially for me, since I'm 49.

(However, if we're talking about a collection of files I pass on to my 7-year-old daughter, and she lives to a ripe old age, she will curse me for not using four-digit years.)

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From: Fred Ridder [mailto:docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:45 PM
To: Downing, David
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: System for naming graphics files

David Downing responded:

>> Or use the date convention that automatically sorts just
>> the way you really would want it to: YYMMDD
>> That way, you won't have January 2008 intermingled with
>> January 2009; all the 08s will be together and separate
>> from all the 09s.
>  
> True, although you might need to use four-digit years if your
> collection goes back earlier than 2000.
 
Admittedly, the 99s won't be sorted contiguous to the 00s if
you only allocate 2 digits for the year, but they will still be in
their own separate, contiguous block. And there will be no real
ambiguity unless you expect to be using the same files 80 or
90 years from now.
 
-FR
 


 
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RE: System for naming graphics files: From: Fred Ridder
RE: System for naming graphics files: From: Downing, David
RE: System for naming graphics files: From: Fred Ridder

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